15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
11
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker website.

Glasgow, UK to Prague is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in July: high temperatures in Prague hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Split trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in July: high temperatures in Split hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Bosnaseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), then steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, and finally make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mostar route planning website.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in July: highs in Mostar hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kajtaz House ©
Kajtaz House

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bascarsija Mosque, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo.

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You can take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in July, expect Sarajevo to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
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Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally appreciate the history behind Hősök tere. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zagreb to Budapest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and then steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Krakow road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Krakow reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw vacation planning site.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum, examine the collection at The Bath Block, steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, then stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, and finally examine the collection at Special Storeroom Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Warsaw to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Warsaw in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Palace Square
Palace Square
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip maker.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Riga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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