60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  27 h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Postojna, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
10
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Tallinn, Estonia
— 10 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

6
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stari Grad Kotor and Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. Let the collections at Cats Museum and Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotor: Ruins of Roman-Era Necropolis (in Budva), Sveti Stefan (Beach Galija & Crvena Glavica Beach) and Skadar Lake National Park (in Podgorica). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotor day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Kotor is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Kotor, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kotor: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Budva, Sveti Stefan, Perast, St. Thomas Church, Lake Skadar
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni

5
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.
Visit Fort Lovrijenac and Lapad for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Cavtat Old Town and War Photo Limited. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Lapad ©
Lapad
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Historic City of Trogir and Spanjola for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower & Trogir Square). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Split, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, walk around Marjan Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary app .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trogir, Spanjola, River Rafting & Tubing
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Museum -Etno Park Tulba and Museum of Contemporary Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) and Danube River. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Skadarlija, enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, and take a stroll through Knez Mihailova.

Plan trip to Belgrade with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Split to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Split in October: high temperatures in Belgrade hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

The National Museum -Etno Park Tulba
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
The National Museum -Etno Park Tulba ©
The National Museum -Etno Park Tulba
Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Museum of Contemporary Art

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Veliki Slap and Mirogoj Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata). Explore Zagreb's surroundings by going to Rastoke (in Slunj) and Dubovac Castle (in Karlovac). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb route tool .

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Veliki Slap, Rastoke, Dubovac Castle
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Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

3
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amphitheatre de Pula and Euphrasius Basilica. Visiting Kamenjak National Park and Jama - Grotta Baredine will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Rovinj side-trips: Porec Old Town (in Porec) and Arco dei Sergi (in Pula). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Port of Rovinj, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovinj online journey planner .

Drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in October, Rovinj is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Postojna.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porec, Pula, Kamenjak National Park
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

3
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Predjama Castle and Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum. Visiting Skocjan Caves and Postojna Caves will get you outdoors. When in Postojna, make a side trip to see Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) in Piran, approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Postojna day trip planner .

Take a bus from Rovinj to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rovinj in October, with highs in Postojna at 18°C and lows at 7°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), Skocjan Caves, Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and The State Chateau of Hluboká. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cesky Krumlov Castle and Vimperk Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesky Krumlov: Nove Hrady (Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nové Hrady, & more), Chapel of St. Joseph (in Vyssi Brod) and Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary (in Vimperk). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Michael Archangel.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Postojna to Cesky Krumlov takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, flight, and bus. October in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nove Hrady, Vimperk, Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba, Church of St. Michael Archangel, Chapel of St. Joseph
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The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká
Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba ©
Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba
Chateau park ©
Chateau park

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ossuary / The Cemetery Church and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Barbara's Church and Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin), Hradiste Castle - Museum of Southern Pilsner Region (in Blovice) and Pilsner Urquell Brewery (in Pilsen). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prague driving holiday site .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Karlstejn Castle, Hradiste Castle - Museum of Southern Pilsner Region
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 5:
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3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vilnius Old Town and Gediminas Castle Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai History Museum (in Trakai) and Old Town Kaunas (in Kaunas). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, and take in the architecture and design of Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip maker app .

Getting from Prague to Vilnius by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Vilnius. When traveling from Prague in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vilnius: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trakai, Old Town Kaunas
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Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas
Trakai History Museum ©
Trakai History Museum

10
nights
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.
Visit Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali for their historical value. Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tallinn side-trips: Haapsalu (Museum of the Coastal Swedes, Ridala Church, & more), Suurupi Front Lighthouse (in Suurupi) and Noarootsi Church (in Noarootsi). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, explore the historical opulence of Koluvere Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tallinn travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. November in Tallinn sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Paide, Kullamaa, Ungru Manor, Laitse Castle
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 19:
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Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Faberge Museum and Pavlovsk State Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to Gostilitsy Memorial in Gostilitsy--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at The Bath Block, stroll through Neva Embankments, and make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg sightseeing planning tool .

Fly from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Gostilitsy Memorial
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Erarta Museum ©
Erarta Museum
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block

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