62 days in Eastern Europe & Sevastopol Itinerary

62 days in Eastern Europe & Sevastopol Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Vladimir, Russia
— 3 nights
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Tula, Russia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Domodedovo International Airport, Fly to Anapa Vityazevo Airport, Drive to Sevastopol
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Sevastopol, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Constanta, Romania
— 2 nights
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Bansko, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive to Sofia Airport, Fly to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Brela, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Inner Carniola Region, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of KGB Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally stroll through Vltava Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Kampa, get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Franz Kafka Muzeum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel svatého Jiljí.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Prague itinerary site.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Prague is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Queenstown to Prague, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Prague are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

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.
On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Russian Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Neva Embankments and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online tour planner.

Fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6.5 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Prague in March: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Vladimir.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Vladimir, Russia

— 3 nights
The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
You'll explore and learn at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum and Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Catholic Church/ Parish of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Saint Rosary and Kovrov Historical Memorial Museum. Go for a jaunt from Vladimir to Kovrov to see Transfiguration Cathedral about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and browse the exhibits of Trinity Church Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vladimir trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Vladimir takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tula.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tula, Russia

— 3 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get great views at Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park, then explore the world behind art at Tula Museum of Fine Arts, and then take an in-depth tour of Dom-Muzey V. V. Veresayeva. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons and then head outdoors with Tsargrad Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tula tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Tula takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sevastopol, Crimea

— 2 nights
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Swallow's Nest, then explore the historical opulence of Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, and then appreciate the views at Valley of Death. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ai-Petri.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sevastopol trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tula to Sevastopol. The time zone difference when traveling from Tula to Sevastopol is minus 1 hour. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle. Get in touch with nature at Mount Tampa and Cabana Babele. Change things up with a short trip to Predeal Ski Area in Predeal (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer and cool off at Paradisul Acvatic.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brasov trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Brasov in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Constanta.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Constanta, Romania

— 2 nights
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): learn about all things military at Romanian Navy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of National History and Archeology, and then kick back and relax at Constanta Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at 2 Mai.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Constanta trip planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Constanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Constanta are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Get some historical perspective at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel and Church of St. Blaise. Escape the urban bustle at Kavatsite Beach and Perla Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Wed) at Aqua Paradise Ltd. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Action Aquapark.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach day trip website.

Drive from Constanta to Sunny Beach in 4 hours. When traveling from Constanta in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sunny Beach, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

— 2 nights

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then examine the collection at Cultural Center-Museum Trakart, and then explore the ancient world of Hisarja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis and then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plovdiv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

Bansko, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Baba Vanga Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Pirin National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Sandanski.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bansko online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Bansko in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Bansko

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belgrade, Serbia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum Belgrade and Museum of Aviation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Military Museum and Cathedral Church. Take a break from Belgrade with a short trip to Strand in Novi Sad, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija and contemplate the waterfront views at Sava.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bansko to Belgrade with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Bansko to Belgrade is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budva.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Budva, Montenegro

— 3 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Trsteno Beach and then stroll through Ploče Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Jaz Beach, don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Church, and then kick back and relax at Bečići Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budva trip planner.

Fly from Belgrade to Budva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Budva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Adria Adventure and Sveti Jakov Beach. There's much more to do: get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Kupari, stroll through Lapad Beach, and take advantage of the amenities at Banje Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel route builder app.

Drive from Budva to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brela.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Brela, Croatia

— 2 nights
Brela is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,771 (2001). Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tucepi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): relax and float downstream with Croatia Rafting and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Rata Beach.

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You can drive from Dubrovnik to Brela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Brela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija Mestrovic and Jaman Art. Take a break from the city and head to Znjan City Beach and Bene Beach. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach, examine the collection at Live Museum Split, and get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split online trip planner.

You can drive from Brela to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Zadar, Croatia

— 3 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get some historical perspective at St. Chrysogonus Church and The Church of the Holy Cross. Get in touch with nature at Bougainville Diving and Kolovare Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Modric Cave in Rovanjska (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Glass, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Iz.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zadar online road trip planner.

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zadar when traveling from Split in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Krk Island, Croatia

— 2 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Soline Bay and then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska). Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Baska and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krk Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Zadar to Krk Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Zadar in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krk Island, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Inner Carniola Region.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Inner Carniola Region, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The Inner Carniola Region is one of the country's most popular spots for outdoor recreation and home to several famous caves and castles.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): Head underground at Cross Cave and then explore the historical opulence of Snežnik Castle. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Postojna Cave and then see the interesting displays at Karst Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inner Carniola Region trip planner.

You can drive from Krk Island to Inner Carniola Region in 2 hours. Traveling from Krk Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inner Carniola Region, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Inner Carniola Region

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bled Island and St. Martin's Parish Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Apiculture and Kropa Iron Forging Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). There's still lots to do: trek along with Amigo Outdoor Adventures Agency and hike along Vintgar Gorge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled trip builder tool.

You can drive from Inner Carniola Region to Bled in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Broken Relationships and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Do some cultural sightseeing at Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Mimara Museum. Take a break from Zagreb with a short trip to Mrežnica in Duga Resa, about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts and see the interesting displays at Zagreb Ethnographic Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Danube River and Palatinus Strandfürdő. Get some historical perspective at Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Heroes' Square. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

— 3 nights
A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
Take a break from the city and head to Demanovska Cave of Liberty and Lake Morskie Oko. Popular historic sites such as Matej"s House and Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get outside with Jasna Nizke Tatry, cool off at Aquapark Tatralandia, and Head underground at Demanovska Ice Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Liptovsky Mikulas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Liptovsky Mikulas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Budapest in May; daily highs in Liptovsky Mikulas reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips