32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
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
+2
Drive + 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

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, admire the natural beauty at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, and step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

For reviews and tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In July, St. Petersburg is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 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 Theme Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Room Escape Games
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start 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 make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic). On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano.

Discover how to plan a Split trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Prague to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

3
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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan a Hvar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Jerolim ©
Jerolim
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In August in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Vela Przina Beach
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sumartin Beach in Sumartin (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery, kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bol road trip app.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Bol takes 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour planner.

Drive from Bol to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Ciginovac Lake ©
Ciginovac Lake

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Go for a jaunt from Bled to Bovec to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hike along Vintgar Gorge, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Bled.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bled online day trip 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 train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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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, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bled to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, and finally make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, things will get slightly colder in Krakow: highs are around 29°C and lows about 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
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow ©
Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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