60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Porec, Croatia
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  8​h
10
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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.
Head to Nevsky Prospekt and Dolls Galleryfor some retail therapy. The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Shop Hermitage, browse the exhibits of Workshop M.K. Anikushina, and get great views at ARTMUZA.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg tour itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Nevsky Prospekt ©
Nevsky Prospekt
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

6
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.
Visiting Stroomi Beach and Kakumae Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Kumu Art Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, view the masterpieces at Koopa Galerii, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

2
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 10th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

5
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Head to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBenedafor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sopot Beach and Brzezno Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku (in Malbork) and Żywe Muzeum Piernika (in Torun). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Gdanska Galeria Miejska 2, browse the different shops at Forum Gdansk, and take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Gdansk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Gdansk. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Żywe Muzeum Piernika, Sopot Beach, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

6
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rynek Starego Miasta and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Shop till you drop at Manufaktura and Piotrkowska Street. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get into the urban bustle at European Square, hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and buy something for everyone on your list at Zlote Tarasy.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner .

Take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lodz
Highlights from your plan
Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HistoryLand and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Shop till you drop at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianska. Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

6
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.
Head to Lobkowicz Palace and Artelfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Hradcany, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online attractions planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
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.
On the 4th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Miroslav Paral Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then have fun and explore at Fairytale House - Puppet Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of The State Chateau of Hluboká, then view the masterpieces at House of the Dyed Cloth, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov itinerary site .

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porec.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
Highlights from your plan
Fairytale House - Puppet Museum ©
Fairytale House - Puppet Museum
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

5
nights
Porec, Croatia

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
We've included these beaches for you: Pinesta Beach and Debeljak Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Amphitheatre de Pula. Change things up with these side-trips from Porec: OPG Vosten (in Sveti Lovrec), Rossi Winery (in Vizinada) and Aura Distillery (in Buzet). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, learn about winemaking at Vina Radovan, kick back and relax at Plovanije Beach, and stroll through Plava Laguna.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Porec travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Porec takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Porec

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rovinj, Premantura, Pinesta Beach, OPG Vosten, Rossi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Zitna Beach and Trstenica Beach. Head to Bags by Kristina and Vapor galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska), Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Orebic (Korta Katarina Winery & Natura Antunovic). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Lovric Winery, take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kocje, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Porec to Korcula Town takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Orebic, Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo, Vino Spaleta
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta
Trstenica Beach ©
Trstenica Beach

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 16th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, and then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Skadarlija, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Korcula Town to Belgrade with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Korcula Town in April since evenings lows in Belgrade dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

6
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.
Do your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Koller Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, wander the streets of Vaci Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest online travel route planner .

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Belgrade in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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