19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, walk around Kadriorg Park, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, gain interesting insight with Traveller Tours, and then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tallinn trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tallinn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Petersburg.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

St. Petersburg, Russia — 2 nights

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 4th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum and then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum. Keep things going the next day: step aboard Cruiser Aurora, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg attractions planning tool.

Drive from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Krakow sightseeing planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Krakow in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Korcula Town, Croatia — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and then stroll through Pupnatska Luka Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and then head outdoors with Badija.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hvar.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

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 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress, and then step off the mainland to explore Jerolim. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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 19th (Fri): visit Lesser Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, then get great views at Petřín, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Split in August; daily highs in Prague reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20: