59 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

59 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  7​h
7
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
15
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 15​min
16
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
17
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stari Grad Kotor and Fort Gorazda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bay of Kotor and City Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Church of Feodor Ushakov, Church of St. Leopold Mandic, & more) and Mrtvica Canyon (in Kolasin Municipality). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, admire the striking features of Palace Zmajevic, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Carmel.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotor holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kotor is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Kotor, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Kotor at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Perast, Herceg-Novi, Tivat Municipality, Spiljari, Prcanj
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Sea Gate ©
Sea Gate
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 11th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Revelin Fortress, steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour Church. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), then contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik holiday tool .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

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Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 13th (Fri), get outside with Spiaggia di Zarace, step off the mainland to explore Island Galesnik, see the interesting displays at Malo Grablje, head outdoors with Zarace Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St Stephen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Roch, look and learn at Fort Napoljun - Napolean, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Monastery, stroll through Hvar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mekicevica Beach, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Hvar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Hvar Island, Jelsa
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Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy ©

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 15th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split itinerary builder app .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. March in Split sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Zipline

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nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Vukov Konak, then contemplate the long history of Underground Labyrinth Ravne, and then hike along Vrelo Bosne. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, don't miss a visit to Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, look for gifts at Bazerdzan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Alifakovac Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sarajevo online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in March: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vrelo Bosne, Underground Labyrinth Ravne
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Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Crkva Svetog Marka, steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, then get your game on at OldTown Archery Belgrade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Lower church from 1718, and finally steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sarajevo to Belgrade by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Belgrade are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Smederevo Fortress
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Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save)

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night
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter And St. Paul's Roman Catholic Parish, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, and finally contemplate the long history of Turnul Alb. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Brasov Historical Center, don't miss a visit to Draper Bastion, get engrossed in the history at Rope Street Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Belgrade to Brasov in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Brasov is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Mountain Postavarul, Villages with Fortified Churches, Fortified Church of Harman
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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Fortified Church of Harman ©
Fortified Church of Harman
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

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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.
Visiting Intersport Ski Arena Epleny, Bike Arena and Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center (in Varpalota), Kekesteto Sicentrum (in Gyongyos) and Ipolytarnoci Osmaradvanyok Termeszetvedelmi Terulet (in Ipolytarnoc). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the awesome beauty at Ram Szakadek, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brasov to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ram Szakadek, Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park, Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center, Kekesteto Sicentrum, Nagyvillam Ski Slope
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower, explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, get outside with Happy Dog Forest Hike, then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Rusovsky park, explore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery, then admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oasis Siberian tiger.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Town Tower, Thermalpark Dunajska Streda, Oasis Siberian tiger, Cerveny Kamen Castle
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Kasperk Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cesky Krumlov Castle and Ski Kvilda. Venture out of the city with trips to Schwarzenberska Hrobka (in Domanin), Zelezna Ruda (Ski Areal Spicak & Ski Centre Nad Nadrazim (Lyzarsky Areal Nad Nadrazim)) and Rozmberk Castle (in Rozmberk nad Vltavou). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Minorite Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and head outdoors with Bobova Draha.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Cesky Krumlov takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zelezna Ruda, Kasperk Castle, Bobova Draha, Schwarzenberska Hrobka, Rozmberk Castle
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Rozmberk Castle ©
Rozmberk Castle

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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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mumlava Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Skiareal Telnice (in Telnice) and St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, Skiareal Telnice, Mumlava Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

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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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Kopalnia Soli Bochnia (in Bochnia), Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Ogrodzieniec Castle (in Ogrodzieniec). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ogrodzieniec Castle, Kopalnia Soli Bochnia, Pieniński Park Narodowy
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around Vingis Park, hit the slopes at Liepkalnis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Casimir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), and then explore the striking landscape of Aukstaitijos National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vilnius online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vilnius takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Krakow, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vilnius, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aukstaitijos National Park
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Aukstaitijos National Park ©
Aukstaitijos National Park
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Livu Square, make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kemeri National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art.

Before you visit Riga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Holy Trinity Church
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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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.
Visiting Lahemaa rahvuspark and Jagala Waterfall will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Toompea Hill and Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Explore Tallinn's surroundings by going to Rakvere Castle (in Rakvere), Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse) and Haapsalu (Africa Beach and Promenade & Haapsalu Castle). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, contemplate the long history of Jardines del Rey Danes, and explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn visit planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Riga in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tallinn: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Rakvere Castle, Lahemaa rahvuspark, Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum, Jagala Waterfall
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Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Alexander Nevsky Lavra are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Snezhny Resort and Krasnoye Ozero Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Petersburg: WindTunnel FlyStation (in Kuzmolovsky), Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor (in Vyborg) and Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum (in Gatchina). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, hit the slopes at Okhta Park Ski Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and ski along the peaceful trails at Tuutari-Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Korobitsyno, Okhta Park Ski Complex, WindTunnel FlyStation, Tuutari-Park, Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
St. Basil's Cathedral and Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of The Holy Virgin and Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn'. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Sergiyev Posad (Trinity Cathedral, Dukhovskaya church, & more), Spring Gremyachy Klyuch (in Vzglyadnevo) and New Jerusalem Monastery of Resurrection (in Istra). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, examine the collection at Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krutitskoe Podvorye, and browse the exhibits of Museum-Reserve A. S. Pushkina.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary app .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Moscow, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Talezh, Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn', Museum-Reserve A. S. Pushkina, Church of The Holy Virgin
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Red Square ©
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