51 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

51 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at Tallinn Estonia Cruise Port, examine the collection at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Tallinn to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), examine the collection at The Bath Block, and stroll around Park And Gardens of Peterhof.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Warsaw vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In September in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny), appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krakow day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder website .

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Bled and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Bled in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, go all around town with City Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Bled to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik journey planner .

Drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Sarajevo in September, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic), Vela Luka (Proizd Island, Vela Luka Marina, & more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Freestyle, make a trip to Korcula Old City, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town online trip builder .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Vela Luka, River Rafting & Tubing, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Makarska Harbour (in Makarska), Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Supetar (Supetar Bay & Supetar cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, learn about winemaking at Stina, get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, and take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Bol road trip planning site .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. In September in Bol, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar, Sumartin Beach, Makarska Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Supetar Bay ©
Supetar Bay

4
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bol to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Old Split, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Split trip planning app .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

Fly from Split to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Split in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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