31 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

31 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Poreč, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sedlec Ossuary and Lobkowicz Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and St Barbara's Church. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague day trip site.

Paris, France to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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 Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Liberty Statue. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 16th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally take a stroll through Skadarlija.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Budapest to Belgrade by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 1 night

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 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor online holiday planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Kotor by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cavtat Old Town and Wine Tours & Tastings. Old Town and Cavtat Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Poreč.
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Poreč, Croatia — 2 nights

With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, get engrossed in the history at MEMO Museum Pula, Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Poreč trip maker site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Poreč in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 2 nights

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 23rd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, then admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Vilnius Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Poreč to Vilnius takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 2 nights

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally examine the collection at KGB Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, then examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip site.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. Discover out-of-the-way places like Faberge Museum and Grand Maket Russia. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and snap pictures at Palace Bridge.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg tour planner.

You can fly from Riga to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Museum-lovers will get to explore Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Niguliste Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and get outside with Traveller Tours.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn travel route app.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get outside with Sopot Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, then get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, then learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and finally examine the collection at Museum of Amber - Museum of Gdansk. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then wander the streets of Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Gdańsk Town Hall, and finally step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Tallinn to Gdansk in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Gdansk. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lost Souls Alley and Rynek (Old Square) Underground. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in August: highs in Krakow hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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