14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  16 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Budapest is 8 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get great views at Mala Osojnica, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Bled and then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bled takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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.
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Old Town and then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Prague is slightly colder than Dubrovnik - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Room Escape Games
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Prague, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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