22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Egilsstadir, Iceland
Drive:  24​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  5​h
6
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Egilsstadir, Iceland

3
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.
Attractions like Divo Ostrov and Cruiser Aurora make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Ball Pit Bubble Dreams, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Egilsstadir, Iceland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 88-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Egilsstadir to St. Petersburg. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Egilsstadir in May, with highs in St. Petersburg at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krakow journey website .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krakow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Krakow is minus 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest travel route planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then get great views at Mala Osojnica, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and finally get great views at Straza Bled.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bled online trip planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Bled in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Murvica Beach and Sumartin Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bol to Donji Humac to see Jaksic Gallery about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Zoo Station Bol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), Head underground at Zmajeva špilja, and kick back and relax at Paklina Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bol trip builder website .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Jaksic Gallery
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

Planning Dubrovnik trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Parks Nature
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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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.
Bring the kids along to Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague online tour planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Room Escape Games

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