28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Barbara's Church, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Hradcany.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning site.

London, UK to Prague is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
St Barbara's Church ©
St Barbara's Church

1
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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 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Church of St. Michael Archangel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of St. Michael Archangel, Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba ©
Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

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nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave and then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Notranjski Regijski Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Postojna travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Postojna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Škocjan Caves, Notranjski Regijski Park
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Notranjski Regijski Park ©
Notranjski Regijski Park

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Old Split and Spanjola for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riva Harbor and Historic City of Trogir. Take a break from Split with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Omis, about 52 minutes away. On the 20th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Marjan Park and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Split road trip website.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Postojna in August; daily highs in Split reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Spanjola, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 some cultural insight at Lapad and War Photo Limited. Cavtat Cemetery and Fort Lovrijenac will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. On the 23rd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Lapad ©
Lapad
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Skadar and Bay of Kotor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Porto Montenegro and Castle Of San Giovanni. Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Virpazar) and Altstadt (Old Town) Budva (in Budva). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to City Walls, contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, and pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor travel route planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kotor, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Budva, Castle Of San Giovanni, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Lake Skadar, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument, wander the streets of Skadarlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belgrade holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Belgrade in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Danube River ©
Danube River
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Kazan Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Pavlovsk State Museum and Faberge Museum. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, and take in the views from Palace Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online travel route planner.

Fly from Belgrade to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Belgrade in August: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum and St. Olaf’s Church. Visit Tallinn Town Wall and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali for their historical value. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Catherine's Passage, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, and examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Tallinn Town Wall ©
Tallinn Town Wall
Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum ©
Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and then admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then 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).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In September in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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