19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  18​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
10
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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night
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 15th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Powder Tower, take a stroll through Mala strana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Prague is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Prague, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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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.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Stare Miasto and then Head underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), then steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel route planner .

Getting from Krakow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to St. Petersburg. When traveling from Krakow in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kadriorg Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Oleviste Church, then make a trip to Town Hall Square, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn tour itinerary planner .

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ohrid route planner .

Fly from Tallinn to Ohrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tallinn in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ohrid: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

1
night
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prizren route planner.

You can drive from Ohrid to Prizren in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toSofia.

Things to do in Prizren

Nature Parks Wildlife
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day
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boyana Church, and finally admire the striking features of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sofia trip planner .

You can drive from Prizren to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prizren to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
The Rotunda Church of St George ©
The Rotunda Church of St George

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the striking features of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bucharest to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
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 29th (Mon): stroll through Ada Ciganlija, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally wander the streets of Skadarlija.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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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.
On the 30th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Belgrade in July since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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