44 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

44 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
9
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Oslo, Norway

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tallinna Raekoja Plats and Kadriorg Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn itinerary planner .

Oslo, Norway to Tallinn is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Kazan Cathedral. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 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 June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme 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

2
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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 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius online road trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Vilnius in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. June in Vilnius sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

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

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mary's Basilica and Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground Branch. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at New Jewish Cemetery, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In June in Krakow, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). On the 8th (Mon), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Food Tours

2
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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally wander the streets of Skadarlija. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument, then kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belgrade trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Belgrade are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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Kotor, Montenegro

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 River Rafting & Tubing. When in Kotor, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Virpazar, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, and pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belgrade to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Cavtat Old Town. Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in July, plan for slightly colder days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Speed Boats Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Hvar (Spanjola & Franciscan Monastery) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). There's lots more to do: walk around Marjan Park, contemplate the long history of Old Split, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Hvar, Historic City of Trogir
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wine Tours & Tastings
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

1
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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, take a stroll through STARI GRAD, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, and finally admire all the interesting features of Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj online visit planner .

Getting from Split to Rovinj by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Split in July, Rovinj is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Postojna.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Caves. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle and then explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves.

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Take a bus from Rovinj to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rovinj in July: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skocjan Caves
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Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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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 St Barbara's Church. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Postojna to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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