28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
13
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, then make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kotor is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Kotor is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: highs in Kotor hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Town, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Kotor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and finally kick back and relax at Murvica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol online day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Dubrovnik to Bol in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Museum of Brac, Lovrecina Bay, Murvica Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kastilac Fort, steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, and then explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split.

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You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kastilac Fort, Historic City of Trogir
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Split ©
Old Split

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mekicevica Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and finally kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hvar online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 9th (Thu), hike along Triglav National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then stroll through Straza Bled, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bled trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Hvar to Bled in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hvar in July; daily highs in Bled reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bled to Cesky Krumlov takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Vrtba Garden, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary app .

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peter and Paul Fortress and Kazan Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and Savior on the Spilled Blood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Bath Block, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 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. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Palace Square
Palace Square
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally examine the collection at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip planner .

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, see the interesting displays at Abbots Granary, get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip planner .

Getting from Vilnius to Gdansk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Sopot Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in July: highs in Krakow hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then try out the rides at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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