17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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 Spanish Synagogue. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and admire the striking features of Dancing House.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip maker website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Prague is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
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 Kazan Cathedral and Faberge Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Prague to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Prague in October, with highs in St. Petersburg at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Faberge Museum ©
Faberge Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats. On the next day, stroll around Kadriorg Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. October in Tallinn sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krakow journey planner .

Getting from Tallinn to Krakow by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Tallinn, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Halaszbastya, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Budapest trip simple and quick.

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Belgrade sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotor road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belgrade to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in October, expect nights in Kotor to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in October, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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