28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  25​h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  17​h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, and then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ivan Church, contemplate the long history of Citadel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Luke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare, and finally examine the collection at Cats Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotor online attractions planner .

London, UK to Kotor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kotor is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect Kotor to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost). Get some historical perspective at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, pause for some photo ops at Alexander Column, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg online itinerary builder .

Getting from Kotor to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kotor in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Estonian Health Care Museum. Get some historical perspective at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Toompea Hill. Step out of Tallinn with an excursion to Keila Waterfall in Keila--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, explore the galleries of Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Keila Waterfall
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, and then get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vilnius trip maker tool .

Fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania ©

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Popular historic sites such as Wieliczka Salt Mine and Ogrodzieniec Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, and examine the collection at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow vacation builder tool .

Getting from Vilnius to Krakow by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ogrodzieniec Castle, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Ossuary / The Cemetery Church. Kids will enjoy National Technical Museum and Prague Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Cesky Grand Canyon (in Morina) and St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Prague vacation maker website .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Cesky Grand Canyon, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then contemplate the long history of Minorite Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Latran houses, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Budapest Pinball Museum and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Popular historic sites such as Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Citadel are in your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder app .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovinj trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Rovinj by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
STARI GRAD ©
STARI GRAD

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