57 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

57 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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:  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
bus:  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

6
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala strana and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Astronomical Clock and St. Vitus Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Terezin to see Terezin Memorial about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and take a stroll through Old Town (Stare Mesto).

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Toronto, Canada to Prague is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and 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 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sarajevo.

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Terezin Memorial
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
days
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo online holiday planner .

You can fly from Prague to Sarajevo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in September: highs in Sarajevo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bled.

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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
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Gallery 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

4
days
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Predjama Castle and Ljubljana Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) and Lake Bohinj. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Postojna Caves (in Postojna) and Tromostovje (in Ljubljana). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring at Lake Bled. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Sarajevo to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September in Bled, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. 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 Historic Sites

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Postojna, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) ©
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

3
days
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
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 Sastavci will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

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You can drive from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

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Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Cascades ©
Cascades
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

3
days
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
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.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zadar online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Murter
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Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) ©
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

4
days
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spanjola and Old Split. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trogir Historic Site and Diocletian's Palace. 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 Mestrovic Gallery.

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

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Split dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Trogir Historic Site
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Trogir Historic Site ©
Trogir Historic Site
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

6
days
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 Gradske Zidine and Franciscan Monastery for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Beach Kupari 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: take a stroll through Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Gornji Ugao Tower, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor.

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You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavtat Old Town, Srebreno Beach
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

3
days
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.
Visit Plavi Horizonti Beach and Milocher Park for some beach relaxation. Visit Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: The Old Town (in Ulcinj) and Citadela Fortress (in Budva). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in October, with lows around 11°C. You will leave for Tallinn on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, The Old Town, Plavi Horizonti Beach, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Milocher Park
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

5
days
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.
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 Town Hall Square. Step out of Tallinn with an excursion to Lahemaa rahvuspark in Vihula--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Seaplane Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Oleviste Church, and step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kotor to Tallinn by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kotor to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kotor in October, expect nights in Tallinn to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Seaplane Harbour ©
Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ©
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilnius Old Town and Gediminas Castle Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Anne's Church and Museum of Genocide Victims. Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Castle in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines).

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You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Castle
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St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost). St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, and get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace.

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Fly from Vilnius to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to St. Petersburg. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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5
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret Island and Spas & Wellness. Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in October; daily highs in Budapest reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Krakow.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica ©
St. Stephen's Basilica
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
days
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.
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 still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, Head underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph, and examine the collection at Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground.

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You can drive from Budapest to Krakow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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