26 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

26 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Kazan Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Maze of Fear.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey planner.

Mumbai, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to St. Petersburg. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in September; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Tallinna Raekoja Plats. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, stop by Tallinn Old Town, and ponder the world of politics at Tallinna Raekoda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn holiday planning website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats

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 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vilnius day trip planning tool.

Getting from Tallinn to Vilnius by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planning tool.

Getting from Vilnius to Prague by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Prague due to the time zone difference. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and make a trip to Heroes' Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Budapest travel planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
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 30th (Mon), wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally don't miss a visit to Skadarlija. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 2nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj journey maker.

Getting from Belgrade to Rovinj by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 4th (Fri), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rovinj to Zadar by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Zadar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zadar

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Cavtat Old Town. Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, make a trip to Pile Gate, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Zadar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in October, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Speed Boats Tours
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor and then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor day trip site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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