32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get a bit warmer in St. Petersburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, you will find days in Prague are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Room Escape Games
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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 28th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic). On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Split road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, stroll through Dubovica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In July in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik tour itinerary app .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Korcula Town vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

3
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.
Step out of Bol to go to Sumartin and see Sumartin Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and don't miss a visit to Stone.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bol online attractions planner .

Drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. In August in Bol, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stone, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Plitvice Lakes National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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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.
When in Bled, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Bovec, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Lake Bled, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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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 17th (Mon): get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Krakow at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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