18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
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 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Oleviste Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dome Church / St. Mary's Church, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then make a trip to Town Hall Square, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

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

Vancouver, Canada to Tallinn is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tallinn when traveling from Vancouver in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Savior on the Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospekt. Explore hidden gems such as Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Kazan Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 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 June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest. When traveling from St. Petersburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, take a tour of Porto Montenegro, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then don't miss a visit to City Walls, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor trip builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Kotor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kotor: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porto Montenegro, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
City Walls ©
City Walls
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni ©

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Cavtat Old Town. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Island of Lokrum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel route tool .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Split and then steep yourself in history at Trogir Historic Site. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace

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 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Charles Bridge, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and finally take a stroll through Mala strana.

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Getting from Split to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Split in July, things will get slightly colder in Prague: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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