29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow travel route website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Moscow is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Moscow. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Moscow reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

4
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tallinn day trip planning app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Split.

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

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split vacation planning website .

You can fly from Tallinn to Split in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Tallinn in October: highs in Split hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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 nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planner .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korcula Town: Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Freestyle, don't miss a visit to Kula Svih Svetih, admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, and stroll around Kocje.

Discover how to plan a Korcula Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vela Luka, Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo, Freestyle
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

3
nights
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. October in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and admire the striking features of Dancing House.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague tour planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Prague is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krakow driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

4
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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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