21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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.
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, enjoy some diversion at Maze of Fear, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg holiday builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to St. Petersburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Auckland in November, with highs in St. Petersburg at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

3
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: don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Petřín.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary website .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, expect Prague to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

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
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, head outdoors with Freestyle, view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, and learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Prague to Korcula Town with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in November; daily highs in Korcula Town reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

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.
Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

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

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. November in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, and finally snap pictures at Latin Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Latin Bridge ©
Latin Bridge

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: admire the striking features of Parliament, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest driving holiday tool .

Fly from Sarajevo to Budapest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

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

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 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, have fun at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Market Square. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krakow online vacation builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Krakow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Main Market Square ©
Main Market Square

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