42 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

42 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly to Chişinău International Airport, Drive to Straseni District
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Straseni District, Moldova
— 1 night
Drive to Chişinău International Airport, Fly to Berlin

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Rovinj, Croatia — 2 nights

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 24th (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Eufrazijeva Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and finally make a trip to Port of Rovinj.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip itinerary planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Rovinj is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in June; daily highs in Rovinj reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Split and Marjan Park. Get some historical perspective at Historic City of Trogir and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Change things up with a short trip to The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower in Trogir (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Split online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovinj to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

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.
Walls of Dubrovnik and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Old Town and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 3rd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online holiday planner.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.
Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Kotor, Montenegro — 2 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, then don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City, and then contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in July since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Belgrade.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Belgrade, Serbia — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 6th (Sat), stop by Skadarlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kotor to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Get some historical perspective at Liberty Statue and Citadel. Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Eger Castle in Eger--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip maker.

Fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Cesky Krumlov Castle and The State Chateau of Hluboká are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Latran houses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Siroka Ulice Cesky Krumlov.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Barbara's Church and Hradcany. Visit Staromestske namesti and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Prague route planning tool.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Krakow.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Planty Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle. Get some cultural insight at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krakow holiday builder website.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Lviv.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Lviv, Ukraine — 2 nights

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilian Monastery and the Heart of Christ Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wooden Church of St. Trinity, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staroyevryeiska Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, get engrossed in the history at Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv day trip app.

You can fly from Krakow to Lviv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Lviv. July in Lviv sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Vilnius.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Vilnius, Lithuania — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum, stroll through Vingis Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

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Fly from Lviv to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Vilnius sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Tallinn, Estonia — 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Olaf’s Church and Peter the Great House Museum. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see Cape Pakri in Paldiski, approximately Paldiski away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, and make a trip to Jardines del Rey Danes.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Petersburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

St. Petersburg, Russia — 4 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Straseni District.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Straseni District, Moldova — 1 night

Strășeni is an administrative district in the central part of Moldova. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): do a tasting at Cricova Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Curchi Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Condrita Monastery.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Straseni District holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St. Petersburg to Straseni District. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Wineries
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Moldova travel guide

3.8
Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.