46 days in Eastern Europe & Southeast Asia Itinerary

46 days in Eastern Europe & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
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Karon, Thailand
— 3 nights
Taxi to AA Marine Pier Laem Nga, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to AA Marine Pier Laem Nga, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lesser Town and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. Get some cultural insight at Sedlec Ossuary and Lobkowicz Palace. When in Prague, make a side trip to see St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora, approximately Kutna Hora away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, and admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planning website.

Charleston, USA to Prague is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charleston to Prague due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charleston in September; daily highs in Prague reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Predjama Castle and Bled Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Škocjan Caves and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Zipline (in Bovec) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). There's lots more to do: stroll around Tivoli Park, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Prague to Ljubljana in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 5 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Split and Marjan Park. Get some cultural insight at Historic City of Trogir and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Spanish Fortress (in Hvar) and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Trogir). Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Split road trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in September, with highs in Split at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Wine Tours & Tastings. Cavtat Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit Lapad, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik day trip planning site.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 2 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kotor Old City and then get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotor trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then get engrossed in the history at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, and then visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Krakow road trip planning site.

You can fly from Kotor to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kotor in September: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trakai Island Castle Museum and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Get some cultural insight at Gediminas Castle Tower and St. Anne's Church. Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Old Town in Kaunas--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, go all around town with City Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius trip maker.

You can fly from Krakow to Vilnius in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to 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 some cultural insight at Peter and Paul Fortress and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Explore hidden gems such as Faberge Museum and Nevsky Prospekt. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, and stroll around Catherine Palace and Park.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Karon.
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Karon, Thailand — 3 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Get in touch with nature at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Nai Harn Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Karon Viewpoint. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kata Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Karon Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Karon tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from St. Petersburg to Karon in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in October, with highs in Karon at 88°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Karon to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 4 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore hidden gems such as Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Maenam Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Plai Laem and Fisherman’s Village. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bophut visit website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Labuan Bajo.
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia — 2 nights

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
On the 11th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pede Beach. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Labuan Bajo trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Bophut to Labuan Bajo in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Nusa Dua.
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Nusa Dua, Indonesia — 4 nights

A trip to Nusa Dua offers a chance to enjoy sandy beaches and an 18-hole golf course.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali and Bali Camel Safari. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Nusa Dua Beach, and browse the different shops at Bali Collection.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nusa Dua holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Labuan Bajo to Nusa Dua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nusa Dua can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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