60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 8 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 10 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 12 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lublin, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torun, Poland
— 1 night
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Poznan, Poland
— 1 night
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Karpacz, Poland
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 15 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria

— 8 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Family-friendly places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and National Museum of Military History will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vitosha Mountain and National Institute of Archaeology with Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre of Serdica, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Tsar Alexander II, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Socialist Art.

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If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiport is Sofia Airport. In June in Sofia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Bucharest, Romania

— 10 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sinaia Monastery and National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei). Bring the kids along to Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I and National Military Museum Bucharest (Muzeul Militar Nakional). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bucharest: Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni) and The Clock Museum (in Ploiesti). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around Tineretului Park, don't miss a visit to Manastirea Antim, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Synagogue.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 12 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like 3d Gallery Budapest and Budapest Pinball Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Statue of St Stephen and Koller Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Zugfozde Palinka Museum (in Visegrad) and Esztergom (Balassa Balint Museum & Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Music Fountain, take an in-depth tour of Panoptikum, get to know the resident critters at Budakeszi Wildlife Park, and take in the views from Elisabeth Bridge.

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

Fly from Bucharest to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley. On your second day here, examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally look for gifts at Galeria Krakowska.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lublin.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Lublin, Poland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum and then steep yourself in history at Lublin Old Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lublin trip builder app.

Drive from Krakow to Lublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In July in Lublin, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

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 5th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre, and finally make a trip to Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw day trip website.

You can drive from Lublin to Warsaw in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Gdansk, Poland

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Attractions like Orlowo Pier and Sopot Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), visit Old Town, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gdansk online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Warsaw in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Torun, Poland

— 1 night

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika and then make a trip to Town Square - Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Torun travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Torun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gdansk in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Torun, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Poznan.

Things to do in Torun

Museums

Poznan, Poland

— 1 night
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the activities along Malta Lake, make a trip to Croissant Museum, then don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek, and finally walk around Park Cytadela.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Poznan trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Torun to Poznan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Poznan, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks · Nature

Wroclaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wroclaw Town Hall and Walking tours. Spend the 12th (Mon) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola, get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wroclaw route planner.

Traveling by car from Poznan to Wroclaw takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Karpacz.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Karpacz, Poland

— 1 night
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parafia Wang, then get in on the family fun at Park Bajek, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sniezka.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Karpacz trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Wroclaw to Karpacz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Karpacz

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Prague, Czech Republic

— 15 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Park Mirakulum and Czech Repubrick. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and NaFilM: National film museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Zamecky Park (in Lysa nad Labem), Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin) and Kutna Hora (Tobacco Museum, Sedlec Ossuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Letna Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Jerusalem Synagogue, try out the rides at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and pause for some photo ops at Jan Palach Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague travel website.

Drive from Karpacz to Prague in 3 hours. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.