32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe itinerary planner

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cavtat Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary builder site.

Athens, Greece to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, you will find days in Dubrovnik are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

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 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and then take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress and then don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kotor, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Split. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marjan Park, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Split driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Belgrade.

Things to do in Split

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 9th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and then wander the streets of Skadarlija.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade journey maker website.

You can fly from Split to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Split in November, with highs in Belgrade at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret Island and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lost Souls Alley and Spas. There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Krakow trip website.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Krakow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Franz Kafka Monument and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

Plan my day in Prague using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Prague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Faberge Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Prague in November, expect St. Petersburg to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around Kadriorg Park, then don't miss a visit to St. Catherine's Passage, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats and then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Tallinn are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30: