43 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

43 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  15​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Get some historical perspective at Walls of Dubrovnik and Franciscan Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and War Photo Limited. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. On the 9th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool .

Mumbai, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Head to Coral Shop Irena and Vapor galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Cathedral and Korcula Town Walls. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, don't miss a visit to Revelin Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In August in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Dubovica and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, look for gifts at Thesaurus Jewellery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and finally take a stroll through Milna.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Trogir Historic Site are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius and The St. Lawrence Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and take in the exciting artwork at Jaman Art.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split road trip planner.

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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.
Get some historical perspective at Prague Astronomical Clock and Lobkowicz Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Mala strana. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town Square, take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, steep yourself in history at Old Jewish Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Getting from Split to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Split in August; daily highs in Prague reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

5
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.
Visit Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Head to Andrassy Avenue and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shopfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take a stroll through Vaci Street, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest journey planning site .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
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.
Visit Wawel Cathedral and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) or Ulica Florianska. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Ulica Grodzka, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Krakow itinerary planner.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Krakow at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), then admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture and Science.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Warsaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tallinn Old Town and Oleviste Church. Popular historic sites such as Town Hall Pharmacy and Toompea Hill are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Warsaw to Tallinn by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Warsaw in September: highs in Tallinn hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

7
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 Nevsky Prospekt and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Head to Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh and Art Bankfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), examine the collection at Russian Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online visit planner .

You can fly from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. In September, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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

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