57 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

57 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
Fly:
15​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + train:
3​h 30​min
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:
3​h 45​min
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:
1​h 45​min
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:
2​h
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:
3​h 15​min
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Fly:
7​h 45​min
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly:
3​h 30​min
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:
4​h 30​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:
7​h 15​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Drive:
6​h
Krakow, Poland
— 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 Spanish Synagogue. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Terezin to see Terezin Memorial about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Týn.

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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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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 Bled will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Postojna Caves and Lake Bohinj. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Ljubljana (Ljubljana Castle & Tromostovje). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip 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. Traveling from Sarajevo in September, you will find days in Bled are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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 The Lower Lakes. Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sastavci 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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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 Podvrske Beach. Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) and Church of St. Donat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Paklenica National Park. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to The Greeting to the Sun.

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 Diocletian's Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trogir Historic Site and Franciscan Monastery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Split, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, and explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Split trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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 Old Town and Gradske Zidine for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Mljet and Srebreno Beach. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Stradun, kick back and relax at Beach Kupari, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIPS : Srebreno Beach, Cavtat Old Town
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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 R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and City Walls for their historical value. Step out of Kotor with an excursion to The Old Town in Ulcinj--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kotor sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kotor, with lows around 12°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Kotor

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Beaches
SIDE TRIPS : Budva, The Old Town, Plavi Horizonti Beach, St. Mary's Church, 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 Tallinn Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Lahemaa rahvuspark. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Occupations, steep yourself in history at Town Wall, and don't miss a visit to Town Hall Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn travel 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kotor to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kotor, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilnius.

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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 St. Anne's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Gediminas Tower and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Castle in Trakai--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), and pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas.

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.

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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 Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace on Moika, appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Fly from Vilnius to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vilnius to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret Island (Margitsziget) and Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and examine the collection at House of Terror.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest tour planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time 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 Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, buy something for everyone on your list at The Cloth Hall, examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krakow itinerary planner.

Drive from Budapest to Krakow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Krakow

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