57 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary Sep 4  -  Oct 30, 2017

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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:
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
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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 Vyšehrad. 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 05 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Týn, explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Prague is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Prague is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Prague

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, Religious Sites
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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 Bled Castle (Blejski Grad). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Ljubljana (Ljubljana Castle & Tromostovje) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

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 and bus from Sarajevo to Bled takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 : Ljubljana, Postojna, 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 Veliki Slap. Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park and The Lower Lakes will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci.

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.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature, Parks
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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 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. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, and make a trip to The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Nature, Parks
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 Lapad for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Mljet and Island of Lokrum. 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: explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, kick back and relax at Beach Kupari, take in panoramic vistas at Gornji Ugao Tower, 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, Parks, Historic Sites, 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 Citadel for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, 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, Plavi Horizonti Beach, 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 Tallinn Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Oleviste Church. Step out of Tallinn with an excursion to Lahemaa rahvuspark in Vihula--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tallinn Town Hall, stroll through Kadriorg Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 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 take a bus. 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 Gediminas Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Anne's Church and Ponary cmentarz. Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Castle in Trakai--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), explore the different monuments and memorials at Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

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 Nevsky Prospekt. St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums, Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt
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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 Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial. Matthias Church and Heroes' Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island (Margitsziget).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest. When traveling from St. Petersburg in October, plan for a bit 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 St. Mary's Basilica and Planty Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, browse the different shops at The Cloth Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Joseph, and wander the streets of Jewish District (Kazimierz).

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Krakow travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Krakow

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Nature
SIDE TRIPS : Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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