16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 day
train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  18​h 30​min
End: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at The State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moscow road trip tool .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Moscow is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Johor Bahru to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johor Bahru in May, expect Moscow to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)
The State Tretyakov Gallery ©
The State Tretyakov Gallery
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

3
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and shop like a local with Nevsky Prospekt.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, and then wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow online day trip planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Krakow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Main Market Square ©
Main Market Square
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Square, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and then take a stroll through Mala strana.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague route planning site .

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Prague

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

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then make a trip to Pile Gate.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in June, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sarajevo trip planner .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

3
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: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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You can fly from Sarajevo to Budapest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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