16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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day
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Split road trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Split, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Split is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, then get great views at Spanjola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, then get a tailor-made plan with Dubrovnik Boat Rentals, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Dubrovnik Boat Rentals ©
Dubrovnik Boat Rentals
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in July: high temperatures in Prague hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
On the 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Main Market Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and then wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Krakow to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Oleviste Church, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn online tour planner .

Getting from Krakow to Tallinn by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ©
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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.
Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary maker app .

Fly from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. In August, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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