43 days in Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

43 days in Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Traveller Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

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Manchester, UK to Tallinn is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

3
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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peter and Paul Fortress and Palace Square. Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Kazan Cathedral. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and snap pictures at Palace Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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 Staromestske namesti and St Barbara's Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hradcany and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Kutna Hora (Sedlec Ossuary & Bohemian Museum of Silver). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then take a stroll through Ulica Florianska, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bled Island and Bled Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vintgar Gorge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bled tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Marjan Park and Off-Road Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic City of Trogir and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik), Zadar (Zadar Land City Gates, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omis). Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Split, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Split online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bled in August, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

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Bol, Croatia

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and finally do a tasting at Stina. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, then take in the exciting artwork at Jaksic Gallery, then do a tasting at Senjkovic Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bol travel tool.

Ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mlini Beach and Dubovica Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spanish Fortress and Hvar Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Studio Pharos.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hvar road trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Hvar takes an hour. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Korcula Old City and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Korcula Explorer and Badija. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach, examine the collection at Korcula Town Museum, and steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Old Town. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dubrovnik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt Pilatus and Titlis. Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Harderkulm (in Interlaken), Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen) and Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & Maennlichen). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online route planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Lucerne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in September: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10: