41 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

41 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 day
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bay of Kotor and City Walls. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotor day trip site .

Mumbai, India to Kotor is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Kotor, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Montenegro, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 Speed Boats Tours and Cavtat Old Town. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, wander the streets of Lapad, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker app .

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 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 slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Speed Boats Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Walking tours

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spanjola and Pakleni Otoci. On the 3rd (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, kick back and relax at Dubovica, and stroll through Mlini Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hvar trip maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trogir Historic Site and Wine Tours & Tastings. On the 7th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Split, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, and explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Split vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Speed Boats Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

1
day
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of STARI GRAD, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj, and finally stroll through Punta Corrente.

Plan trip to Rovinj with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Split to Rovinj in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Split in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rovinj, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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STARI GRAD ©
STARI GRAD
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Preseren Square, and finally snap pictures at Tromostovje.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Rovinj to Ljubljana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rovinj in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bled, Predjama Castle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Food Tours. On the 14th (Wed), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Ljubljana to Sarajevo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Walking tours
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Food Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret Island and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder website .

Getting from Sarajevo to Budapest by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Mala strana. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Kutna Hora (Ossuary / The Cemetery Church & Cathedral of St. Barbara). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Old Town Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prague Zoo, and get great views at Petřín.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler 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 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ossuary / The Cemetery Church
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Food Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). On the next day, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then make a trip to Hill of Three Crosses, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Prague to Vilnius by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Vilnius. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Town Hall Square and Kadriorg Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Oleviste Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip maker tool .

You can fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Kazan Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Fly from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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

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