46 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

46 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe sightseeing planner

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, walk around Kadriorg Park, and contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn tour builder site.

Bogota, Colombia to Tallinn is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Tallinn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the landmark architecture of Vitebskiy Railway Station.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

Moscow, Russia

— 5 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moscow online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of Bled with an excursion to Lake Bohinj in Bohinjsko Jezero--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Vintgar Gorge, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Bled Island, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Moscow to Bled by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in August: highs in Bled hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip maker tool.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Hvar, Croatia

— 4 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Studio Pharos, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hvar sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Sveti Petar, head outdoors with Badija, and make a trip to Korcula Town Walls.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town holiday builder tool.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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.
On the 1st (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, wander the streets of Old Town, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

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Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, make a trip to Vijećnica, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo vacation website.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in September: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip tool.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Budapest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Krakow, Poland

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Krakow road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.