43 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

43 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Train
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Train
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tallinn
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split road trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Split is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Split, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 28th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and then see the sky in a new way at Fort Napoljun - Napolean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. October in Hvar sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

3
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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, see some colorful creatures with Dupin Dive Centre, don't miss a visit to Kula Morska Vrata, and learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

4
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In November, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and finally snap pictures at Latin Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

5
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then make a trip to Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov day trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip maker site.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krakow travel website.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, appreciate the history behind Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, and step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, steep yourself in history at Red Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument to Marshal Zhukov, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, and finally examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Warsaw to Moscow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Warsaw in November, expect Moscow to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and admire the striking features of Vitebskiy Railway Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip builder site.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

2
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Tallinn, Estonia

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll around Kadriorg Park, contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally visit Tallinn Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and then don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. In December in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks