60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
12
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
13
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Kazan Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, and examine the collection at Faberge Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg driving holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Chicago to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 36°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Grand Maket Russia ©
Grand Maket Russia

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Toompea Hill. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, don't miss a visit to Viru Gates, and steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum.

Make your Tallinn itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Tallinn are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Room Escape Games
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). On your second day here, go all around town with City Tours, stop by Vilnius Old Town, thenget engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius trip tool.

Getting from Tallinn to Vilnius by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Walking tours
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately Malbork away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), don't miss a visit to Ulica Elektrykow, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Gdansk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Gdansk are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Pier
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich ©
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich
Walking tours

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thensteep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Skadarlija, thenshop like a local with Knez Mihailova, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade route app.

Fly from Warsaw to Belgrade in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in March, with highs in Belgrade at 55°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Parks
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marjan Park and Spanjola. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Fort Napoljun - Napolean (in Hvar), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Museum of Brac (in Skrip). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Split tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvar, Historic City of Trogir, Museum of Brac
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean

5
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Korcula Old City and Bishop's Treasury Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Korta Katarina Winery (in Orebic). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, don't miss a visit to Kula Svih Svetih, learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town day trip planning app.

Getting from Split to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In March in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lumbarda, Ethno Museum Barilo, Korta Katarina Winery
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Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to City Harbor and Speed Boats Tours. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Speed Boats Tours
City Harbor ©
City Harbor
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Tkalciceva. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), have some family-friendly fun at Karting Arena Zagreb, and take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

Find out how to plan Zagreb trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in April, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Room Escape Games
Tkalciceva ©
Tkalciceva

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Margaret Island. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The State Chateau of Hluboká, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, thensteep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, thenexamine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov holiday site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and Spas. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see St Barbara's Church, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Lesser Town, appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka Monument, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague route builder app.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Krakow tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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