57 days Eastern Europe Itinerary Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
Fly:
15​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 days
6 nights
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 days
2 nights
Fly + bus + train:
3​h 30​min
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 days
4 nights
Drive:
3​h 45​min
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 days
3 nights
bus:
1​h 45​min
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 days
3 nights
Drive:
2​h
Split, Croatia
— 4 days
4 nights
Drive:
3​h 15​min
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 days
6 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 days
4 nights
Fly:
7​h 45​min
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 days
5 nights
Fly:
3​h 30​min
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 days
3 nights
Fly:
4​h 30​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 days
5 nights
Fly:
7​h 15​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 days
6 nights
Drive:
6​h
Krakow, Poland
— 4 days
5 nights
Fly:
17​h 45​min
Toronto, Canada

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6
days
Prague, Czech Republic


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala strana and Food Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Terezin to see Terezin Memorial about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady before Týn, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, and appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Prague is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Prague, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sarajevo.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Terezin Memorial
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2
days
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get engrossed in the history at Gallery 11/07/95, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Srca Isusova, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, then take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, and then steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Sarajevo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Prague in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sarajevo, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums
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4
days
Bled, Slovenia


The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Visiting Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) and Lake Bohinj will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Ljubljana (Ljubljana Castle & Tromostovje). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring at Lake Bled. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bled itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Sarajevo to Bled takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Sarajevo in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bled: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks, Nature, Sightseeing, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Postojna, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj
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3
days
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia


Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascades and Sastavci. Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park and The Lower Lakes will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bled in September, with highs in Plitvice Lakes National Park at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

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Parks, Nature
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3
days
Zadar, Croatia


Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get in touch with nature at Cigrada Beach and Paklenica National Park. Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) and Church of St. Donat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Zadar to go to Murter and see Podvrske Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Zadar City Gate.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zadar trip generator.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks, Beaches, Nature, Sightseeing
SIDE TRIP : Murter
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4
days
Split, Croatia


Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spanjola and Trogir Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Diocletian's Palace and Old Split. When in Split, make a side trip to see Franciscan Monastery in Hvar, approximately 1h 40 min away. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan and admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Split sightseeing planner.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Nature
SIDE TRIPS : Hvar, Trogir Historic Site
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6
days
Dubrovnik, Croatia


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.
Visit Stradun and Gradske Zidine for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Mljet and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat) and Srebreno Beach (in Srebreno). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, kick back and relax at Beach Kupari, take in panoramic vistas at Kula Gornji Ugao, and take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIPS : Cavtat Old Town, Srebreno Beach
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3
days
Kotor, Montenegro


Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Visit Milocher Park and Plavi Horizonti Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela for their historical value. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, contemplate the long history of Citadel, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and get to know the fascinating history of City Walls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotor travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, Kotor is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toTallinn.

Things to do in Kotor

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Beaches
SIDE TRIPS : Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, St. Mary's Church, The Old Town, Milocher Park
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5
days
Tallinn, Estonia


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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toompea Hill and Oleviste Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Step out of Tallinn with an excursion to Lahemaa rahvuspark in Vihula--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Town Hall Square, stroll through Kadriorg Park, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kotor to Tallinn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kotor in October, expect nights in Tallinn to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Sightseeing, Museums, Historic Sites, Parks
SIDE TRIP : Lahemaa rahvuspark
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3
days
Vilnius, Lithuania


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilnius Old Town and Trakai Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Gediminas Tower and Ponary cmentarz. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), and see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius tour planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vilnius

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Trakai Castle
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4
days
St. Petersburg, Russia


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 discover tucked-away gems like Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Kazan Cathedral. St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Russian Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of St. Petersburg to go to Kronshtadt and see Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.

Getting from Vilnius to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vilnius to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums, Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
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5
days
Budapest, Hungary


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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion. Matthias Church and Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, examine the collection at House of Terror, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest vacation builder.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Budapest by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest is minus 2 hours. When traveling from St. Petersburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

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4
days
Krakow, Poland


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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wawel Cathedral and The Cloth Hall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and St. Mary's Basilica. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, see the interesting displays at Oskar Schindler's Factory, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow travel planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Krakow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Krakow

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SIDE TRIPS : Wieliczka Salt Mine, Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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