30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + train:  23​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nicholas Church of Shooting School and Cathedral of Vladimir Icon of Our Lady. Get a sense of the local culture at Yusupov Gardens and Feodorovskiy Gosudarev Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Eco Path, admire the landmark architecture of St. Sampson Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Sheremetevskiy Palace in Museum of Music, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to St. Petersburg is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grand Choral Synagogue ©
Grand Choral Synagogue
Icebreaker Krasin ©
Icebreaker Krasin

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vosu Rand and Beach Klooga. Step off the beaten path and head to Lahemaa rahvuspark and Viewing Point Kohtuotsa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallinn: Keila Waterfall (in Keila) and Cape Pakri (in Paldiski). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, don't miss a visit to Jardines del Rey Danes, step into the grandiose world of Pikk Hermann, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church.

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Fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vosu Rand, Cape Pakri, Lahemaa rahvuspark, Keila Waterfall, Beach Klooga
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Tallinn Legends ©
Tallinn Legends

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 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to St John's church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kernave Mounds, contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius tour planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Vilnius by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trip

Kernave Mounds
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St John's church ©
St John's church
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Take a break from the city and head to Plavi Horizonti Beach and Layered Rocks of Rafailovici. St. Nikola Church and Saint Ivan Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: cruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Balovic Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blazena Ozana.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotor online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Kotor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Kotor is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vilnius in July: high temperatures in Kotor hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Perast, Tivat Municipality, Saint Ivan Church, Layered Rocks of Rafailovici
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St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach
Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church

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.
On the 31st (Wed), kick back and relax at Lido Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church, and finally explore the activities along Sava. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Smederevo Fortress, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ada lake, then step off the mainland to explore Great War Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Belgrade itinerary planner .

Getting from Kotor to Belgrade by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, you will find days in Belgrade are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Smederevo Fortress
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Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Ružica ©
Ružica
Cathedral Church ©
Cathedral Church

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Relax by the water at Brela Beach and Punta Rata Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). Explore Split's surroundings by going to Omis (Omis and Cetina River, Omis Cetina Canyon, & more). There's much more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Split. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Omis, Brela, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten
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Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach

1
night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by Gustarna, get your game on at Creative Ways, identify plant and animal life at Rakov Skocjan Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Sneznik Castle Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Gewerkenegg Castle, learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Branik Castle, then do a tasting at Boris Lisjak Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Notranjska museum Postojna.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Postojna tour planning website .

Drive from Split to Postojna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in August: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Nova Gorica, Gewerkenegg Castle, Sneznik Castle Museum, Rakov Skocjan Valley, Cerknica Lake
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Rakov Skocjan Valley ©
Rakov Skocjan Valley
Sneznik Castle Museum ©
Sneznik Castle Museum
Gewerkenegg Castle ©
Gewerkenegg Castle

7
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Euphemia and Dvigrad. Get outdoors at Fazana Beach and Mulini Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovinj: The town of Hum (in Hum), Ancient City Walls (in Motovun) and Premantura (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Njive Beach). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Cuvi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Postojna to Rovinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Postojna in August; daily highs in Rovinj reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pula, Premantura, Kozlovic Winery, Fazana Beach, The town of Hum
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The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Main Street ©
Main Street
Kozlovic Winery ©
Kozlovic Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with City Park Városliget, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fiumei Road Cemetery, then get answers to all your questions at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre, and finally examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Harmashatarhegy, take in the architecture and design of Franz Liszt Academy, then examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, then don't miss a visit to 3d Gallery Budapest, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Fiumei Road Cemetery ©
Fiumei Road Cemetery
Miniversum Budapest ©
Miniversum Budapest

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