61 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

61 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe Trip Planner

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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Bus to Herceg Novi, Taxi to Tivat, Fly to Belgrade
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin. Get some historical perspective at Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, engage your brain at Eksperimentanium, meet the residents at Moscow Zoo, and walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Moscow is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Taipei to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in March, with highs in Moscow at 2°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 24th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bucharest Municipal Museum, catch a concert at Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman), and then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Bucharest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in March; daily highs in Bucharest reach 14°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hradcany and Lobkowicz Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Prague is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in March, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Vltava Sport Service and Divci Kamen. Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Cesky Krumlov Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Latran houses, head outdoors with Outdoor Krumlov, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of the city life by going to Postojna Cave and Lake Bled. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ljubljanica River and ZOO Ljubljana. It doesn't end there: visit Ljubljana Old Town and hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Ljubljana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Revelin Fortress. Get some cultural insight at War Photo Limited and Old Town. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and stop by Dubrovnik City Shop.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Belgrade, Serbia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get some cultural insight at Kalemegdan and Skadarlija. Your inner history buff will appreciate The National Assembly and Manastir Velika Remeta. Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Novi Sad (Danube Park & Fruška Gora). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, stop by Knez Mihailova, explore the activities along Danube River, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Dubrovnik to Belgrade takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in April, Belgrade is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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 some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Buda Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and test the waters at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest itinerary builder website.

Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Get some historical perspective at Kostol Trinitarov and Bratislava Old Town. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slavin War Memorial and Sad Janka Krala. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Avion Shopping Park, explore the world behind art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bratislavská zoologická záhrada, and walk around Bratislava Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bratislava trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Bratislava sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Bratislava

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Krakow, Poland

— 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and St. Mary's Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wawel Cathedral and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, steep yourself in history at Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce), take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, and get your game on at Gokarting Center.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Bratislava, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Park Miniatur Wojewodztwa Mazowieckiego. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Copernicus Science Centre. Step out of Warsaw with an excursion to Kampinoski Park Narodowy in Izabelin--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks · Museums · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Riga, Latvia

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and St. Peter's Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jurmala Beach and Bikram Yoga Riga. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Riga route planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Riga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Riga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toompea Hill and Kumu Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see Viru Bog Trail in Kolga, approximately Kolga away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and contemplate the long history of Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tallinn attractions planner.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Tallinn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace Square and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, step into the grandiose world of Alexander Palace, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, and catch a live performance at Yusupov Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In May in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours