17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online vacation planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Prague is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Prague at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

St. Petersburg, Russia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Russian Museum and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Palace Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. While traveling from Prague, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Krakow.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

Slavic Rome

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 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

Plan trip to Krakow with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Krakow by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Krakow. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. On the next day, visit Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then don't miss a visit to Forteca, and finally steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

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You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hvar.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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 17th (Sat): get great views at Spanish Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach and then don't miss a visit to The Harbour of Hvar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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