22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  11​h
1
Bran, Romania
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
day
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bran trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bran is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bran

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Rasnov Citadel
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Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip site .

You can drive from Bran to Budapest in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Dubovica, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Split to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Split in July, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planning site .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, then examine the collection at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, then walk around Kadriorg Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Tallinn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Tallinn. Traveling from Krakow in July, expect nights in Tallinn to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, stroll around Park And Gardens of Peterhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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