19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then get a sense of history and politics at Tallinna Raekoda, and finally make a trip to St. Catherine's Passage. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Kadriorg Park, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Tallinn is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get little chillier in Tallinn: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Faberge Museum and Kazan Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Grand Maket Russia, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Vitebskiy Railway Station.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lost Souls Alley and Spas. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krakow online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krakow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Krakow. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in October: highs in Krakow hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning tool.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress and then don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

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You can fly from Budapest to Kotor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Kotor: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cavtat Seaside Promenade.

Before you visit Dubrovnik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kotor in October since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Diocletians Dream, walk around Marjan Park, and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franz Kafka Monument and Lesser Town. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning app.

You can fly from Split to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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