15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around 71°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Petřín, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Split road trip app.

Getting from Prague to Split by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in August; daily highs in Split reach 88°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Hvar, Croatia

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then step off the mainland to explore Jerolim.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Korcula Town, Croatia

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, head outdoors with Badija, then make a trip to Kula Morska Vrata, then view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, then take in panoramic vistas at Zakerja Tower, and finally stroll through Pupnatska Luka Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town vacation planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

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Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary planning app.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krakow online route planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Krakow reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23: