16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Rab Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, then contemplate the long history of Town Wall, and finally see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallinn vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Tallinn is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in February, with highs in Tallinn at 0°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ©
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum and then see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius trip planner .

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground, browse the different shops at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Vilnius in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) ©
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, step into the grandiose world of Rozmberk Castle, putt your heart out at Fun Spot Lipno Adventure Golf, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Theresa valley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Cesky Krumlov takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Theresa valley, Fun Spot Lipno Adventure Golf, Rozmberk Castle
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Theresa valley ©
Theresa valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take a stroll through Mala strana, and finally get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, then examine the collection at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Prague day trip tool .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Kostel sv. Mikuláše ©
Kostel sv. Mikuláše
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue

2
nights
Rab Island, Croatia

Rab Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Podsilo Beach and Suha Punta Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kandarola Nude Beach and Zidine Fortress.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rab Island trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Prague to Rab Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Crkva Sv.Petra ©
Crkva Sv.Petra

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), then steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and then take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Nevsky Prospekt, examine the collection at Faberge Museum, and then examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rab Island to St. Petersburg. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rab Island to St. Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Faberge Museum ©
Faberge Museum

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