60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
9
Bol, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Split, Croatia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, browse the exhibits of The Marly Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and examine the collection at Faberge Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Go for a jaunt from Tallinn to Vihasoo to see Lahemaa rahvuspark about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn journey builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. June in Vilnius sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

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
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

5
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
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.
Visiting Sopot Beach and Stogi Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Żywe Muzeum Piernika in Torun, approximately Torun away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska, examine the collection at Abbots Granary, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Gdansk road trip planning website .

Fly from Vilnius to Gdansk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Gdansk is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Beach, Żywe Muzeum Piernika
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rynek (Old Square) Underground. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Suloszowa to see Zamek Królewski about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary website .

Fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in June: highs in Krakow hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zamek Królewski
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Hradcany. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Karlovy Vary (Vridelni kolonada & Diana Lookout Tower). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planning website .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Karlovy Vary
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Fotoatelier Seidel and Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Get a sense of the local culture at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Cesky Krumlov Castle. Take a break from Cesky Krumlov with a short trip to The State Chateau of Hluboká in Hluboka nad Vltavou, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Latran houses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, and examine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip builder site .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amphitheatre de Pula and Euphrasius Basilica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town and Aquapark Istralandia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Porec (Porec Old Town & Romanesque House). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovinj online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Rovinj takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cesky Krumlov in July; daily highs in Rovinj reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Aquapark Istralandia, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

6
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
We've included these beaches for you: Murvica Beach and Sumartin Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Vidova Gora and Zoo Station Bol. Get out of town with these interesting Bol side-trips: Sutivan (Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan), Supetar (Parish church complex & Supetar cemetery) and Skrip (Museum uja, The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Jerolime, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Gorma.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rovinj to Bol takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Rovinj in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bol, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skrip, Supetar, Sutivan, Nerezisca, Postira
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

6
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic City of Trogir and Old Split. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spanjola and Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Dubovica Beach (in Zarace), Hvar (Hvar Beach & Mekicevica Beach) and Slatina Beach (in Tucepi). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Plisivac Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Drasnice, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Split day trip website .

Getting from Bol to Split by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hvar, Historic City of Trogir, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Dubovica Beach, Plisivac Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Skadarlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then stroll through Ada Ciganlija.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Belgrade driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Split to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Split in July since evenings lows in Belgrade dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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