31 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

31 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Prague is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sofia in December since evenings lows in Prague dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, then examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov journey maker site.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Budapest Pinball Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue), admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and don't miss a visit to 3d Gallery Budapest.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eger.
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Eger, Hungary — 3 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dog sled tour Matrafured and Eger Castle. Explore Eger's surroundings by going to Kozmary Kilato (in Matrafured), Matra Muzeum (in Gyongyos) and Szalajka Valley (in Szilvasvarad). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, admire the striking features of Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace, and make a trip to Dobo Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Eger day trip website.

Drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Eger, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and don't miss a visit to Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Eger to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.
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Wroclaw, Poland — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): find something for the whole family at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum), then contemplate the waterfront views at Odra River, and finally get curious at Museum of Illusions Wroclaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at MovieGate, examine the collection at Wroclaw City Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Sleza Mountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum Topacz (Muzeum Motoryzacji Topacz).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw journey maker site.

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Centrum Nauki Experyment. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Displaced Gdynians Monument (in Gdynia), Jastrzebia Gora Beach (in Jastrzebia Gora) and Aquapark Reda (in Reda). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Jelitkowo Beach, get into the urban bustle at Ergo Arena, make a trip to Latarnia morska w Sopocie, and discover the deep blue sea with Tryton Diving Center.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk attractions planner.

You can fly from Wroclaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Wroclaw in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace on the Island and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), take an in-depth tour of Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom, and appreciate the history behind King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta).

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tallinn.
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Toompea Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallinn: Jagala Waterfall (in Koogi), Keila (Keila Waterfall & Keila-Joa Manor) and Rakvere (Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex & Tarvas Sculpture). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, and browse the exhibits of Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Warsaw to Tallinn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn. In January, daytime highs in Tallinn are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 4 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Explore hidden gems such as House Of The Black Heads and Freedom Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS in Jurmala (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Riga are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Czech Republic travel guide

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From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Hungary travel guide

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Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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Poland travel guide

4.6
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Estonia travel guide

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Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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