18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and then explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg vacation planner .

Mumbai, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kadriorg Park, don't miss a visit to Town Hall Square, and then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tallinn tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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day
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.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

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

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Krakow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Krakow is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tallinn in July, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

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

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip maker .

You can fly from Prague to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Dubrovnik at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Nature
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Bled. On your second day here, snap pictures at Tromostovje, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad, and then hike along Vintgar Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana road trip website .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, things will get slightly colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bled
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Room Escape Games
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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