28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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
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
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Barbara's Church, stroll the grounds of Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, then view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Hradcany.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

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 car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Prague. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©
Sedlec Ossuary ©
Sedlec Ossuary

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Church of St. Michael Archangel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov road trip planning tool .

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 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

2
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), Head underground at Postojna Caves and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Notranjski Regijski Park and then Head underground at Skocjan Caves.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Postojna day trip site .

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Postojna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle. August in Postojna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Notranjski Regijski Park, Skocjan Caves
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Split and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Historic City of Trogir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Spanjola (in Hvar) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omis). On the 20th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: stroll around Marjan Park and take in the waterfront activity at Riva Harbor.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Postojna to Split in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Postojna in August, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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 historical perspective at Cavtat Cemetery and Fort Lovrijenac. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Photo Limited and Cavtat Old Town. On the 23rd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Lapad, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, make a trip to Pile Gate, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni and Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Skadar Lake National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in August, with lows around 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, Porto Montenegro, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Lake Skadar
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni
City Walls ©
City Walls

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 29th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument, wander the streets of Skadarlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade tour itinerary 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. While traveling from Kotor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Belgrade, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Belgrade

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

2
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 Pavlovsk State Museum and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum and Faberge Museum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, take in the views from Palace Bridge, and make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg day trip planner .

You can fly from Belgrade to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belgrade to St. Petersburg. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Belgrade in August: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to 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
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

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.
Get some cultural insight at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Toompea Hill. Visit St. Olaf’s Church and Tallinn Town Wall for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, don't miss a visit to Viru Gates, admire the landmark architecture of Tallinna Raekoda, and take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

Start your trip to Tallinn by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Tallinn Town Wall ©
Tallinn Town Wall
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and then take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time 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) ©

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