60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  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.
Explore hidden gems such as Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Kazan Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, don't miss a visit to Nevsky Prospekt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg tour itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to St. Petersburg is 9 hours. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get a bit cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around 36°F and lows about 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
Faberge Museum ©
Faberge Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Toompea Hill. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, and take an in-depth tour of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius road trip planner .

Getting from Tallinn to Vilnius by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vilnius are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, get your game on at Room of Plenty, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and test your team's savvy at Questrooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Vilnius to Gdansk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Gdansk. March in Gdansk sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), explore the world behind art at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, admire the striking features of Palace of Culture and Science, and stroll through Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Warsaw to Belgrade by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in March; daily highs in Belgrade reach 55°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Outdoors Beaches
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Split. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Museum of Brac (in Skrip), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Hvar (Fort Napoljun - Napolean & Spanjola). There's still lots to do: stroll around Marjan Park, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvar, Museum of Brac, Historic City of Trogir
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Wine Tours & Tastings
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

5
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Korta Katarina Winery (in Orebic), Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Sveti Petar, stop by Boya Crayons Shop, and admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip planner .

You can drive from Split to Korcula Town in 4.5 hours. March in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Fort Lovrijenac. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik visit app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and wander the streets of Lower Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zagreb, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time 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)
Walking tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as E- Exit Escape Game and Liberty Statue. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest road trip app .

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
E- Exit Escape Game ©
E- Exit Escape Game

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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of The State Chateau of Hluboká, then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov online holiday planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. April in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive 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
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see St Barbara's Church, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Lesser Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. Mary's Basilica. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online tour builder .

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Krakow, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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