14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  16​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online sightseeing planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Budapest is 8 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in July, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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 9th (Thu): hike along Mala Osojnica, hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bled trip builder website .

You can drive from Budapest to Bled in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town and then get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Room Escape Games
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St. Petersburg using our trip planner.

Fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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