18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, then get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik itinerary site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubrovnik is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Froggyland, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Split trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Froggyland ©
Froggyland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally examine the collection at Powder Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip tool.

Fly from Split to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in July: high temperatures in Prague hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Get some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Choral Synagogue. You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Bath Block, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online travel route planner.

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

1
night
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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then browse the exhibits of Kadriorg Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw journey builder site.

You can fly from Tallinn to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tallinn in July, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine. Keep things going the next day: stop by Stare Miasto, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Zamek Królewski.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Krakow tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Zamek Królewski, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and House of Terror Museum. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Step out of Budapest to go to Eger and see Eger Castle, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Eger Castle
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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