22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Budapest

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Red Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, then stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Moscow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Moscow is 2 hours. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, explore the galleries of The Marly Palace, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
nights
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 some cultural insight at Tallinn Old Town and Toompea Hill. Get some historical perspective at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and St. Olaf’s Church. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Tallinn

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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gdansk coast Boulevard (Wybrzeze Gdanskie), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Pomnik Bohaterów Getta. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw online trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in July: highs in Warsaw hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

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Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, get engrossed in the history at Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace, and examine the collection at Prasna brana.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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