35 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

35 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Peter and Paul Fortress and Neva Embankments. Faberge Museum and Kazan Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at Grand Maket Russia, make a trip to Nevsky Prospekt, and take in the views from Palace Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary website.

Auckland, New Zealand to St. Petersburg is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Auckland to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, make a trip to Peapiiskopi Kirik, admire the landmark architecture of Tallinna Raekoda, and contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip app.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bovec.
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Bovec, Slovenia — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the activities along Ledine Intermittent Lake. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip builder app.

Getting from Tallinn to Bovec by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Bovec. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Postojna.
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Postojna, Slovenia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then Head underground at Postojna Cave.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Postojna online travel planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Postojna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Postojna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovinj.
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Rovinj, Croatia — 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Romuald's Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, get outside with Semisubmarine-Porec, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arch of the Sergi.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj planning site.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Rovinj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Postojna in September, things will get a bit warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Marjan Park and Off-Road Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Split and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Dubovica Beach (in Zarace), Spanish Fortress (in Hvar) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovinj to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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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 Lapad. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Fort Lovrijenac. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, make a trip to Pile Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medzlis, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kotor City Walls & Fortress and Kotor Old City. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plavi Horizonti Beach and Bajova Kula Beach. On the 19th (Tue), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kotor, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Skadarlija, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and finally stroll through Ada Ciganlija. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Belgrade online holiday maker.

You can fly from Kotor to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in September, expect nights in Belgrade to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sedlec Ossuary and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cesky Grand Canyon will get you outdoors. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see St Barbara's Church, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lesser Town, examine the collection at Lobkowicz Palace, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Belgrade in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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 26th (Tue): wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilnius Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vilnius takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Vilnius is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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