15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
5
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Orebic, Croatia
— 1 night
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Beach Laskovy and Kronshtadt City Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Vitebskiy Railway Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dyuny Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg holiday planner.

London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Beach Laskovy ©
Beach Laskovy
Dyuny Beach ©
Dyuny Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague day trip website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Prague, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip maker website.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sumartin Beach and then learn about winemaking at Senjkovic Winery. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, and then admire the striking features of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bol travel app.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Budapest to Bol in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Bol is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orebic.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Kastil Gospodnetic Dol, Sumartin Beach, Senjkovic Winery, Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol ©
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol

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night
Orebic, Croatia

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member, learn about winemaking at Vino Spaleta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaza Divna, then sample the fine beverages at Natura Antunovic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Monastery of Our Lady of Andela.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Orebic road trip planning tool.

Traveling by journey from Bol to Orebic takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Orebic

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Plaza Divna, Vino Spaleta
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Natura Antunovic ©
Natura Antunovic
Monastery of Our Lady of Andela
Monastery of Our Lady of Andela

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Srebreno Beach and Sunj Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Your black horizon Art Pavilion (in Lopud) and Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip builder.

Getting from Orebic to Dubrovnik by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Lopud, Pasjaca Beach, Srebreno Beach
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Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Pasjaca Beach ©
Pasjaca Beach
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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