30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe holiday builder

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Charles Bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and Lobkowicz Palace. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Prague is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Prague. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in June: high temperatures in Prague hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Margaret Island and Liberty Statue. Kids will enjoy Hungarian Parliament Building and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip app.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prague in June, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Bled Island, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bled online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bled in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Postojna, Slovenia

— 1 night
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Postojna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Marjan Park. Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Zadar Land City Gates. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Zadar (Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) & Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Split, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Split in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Postojna in June since evenings lows in Split dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Hvar, Croatia

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pakleni Otoci and Jerolim. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spanish Fortress and Mlini Beach. It doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip maker.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and City Harbor. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cavtat Old Town and Old Town. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pile Gate, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

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 8th (Fri): delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, then make a trip to Kotor City Walls & Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, make a trip to Palace Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

Make your St. Petersburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Kotor to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kotor in July, with highs in St. Petersburg at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Traveller Tours and Tallinna Raekoda. Family-friendly places like Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, stroll around Kadriorg Park, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn road trip planner.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16: