37 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

37 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights

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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bratislava road trip tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Historic City of Trogir about 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Gaspina mlinica, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bratislava in October, with highs in Split at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

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Hvar, Croatia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get great views at Spanish Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and finally do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Hvar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Korcula Town, Croatia

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at Korcula Explorer, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town vacation site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In October in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarajevo trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bucharest.

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Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Herăstrău Park, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then stop by Guilty Pleasure by Roro Stirbu.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Bucharest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sarajevo to Bucharest. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Tsar Alexander II, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and finally appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia route website.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Sofia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 1 night
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, then steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, then examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), then don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Getting from Sofia to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sofia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kyiv (Kiev), ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Red Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the wide array of goods at GUM, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Maly Theatre, Bolshaya Ordynka.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Moscow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Moscow is little chillier than Kyiv (Kiev) - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Vitebskiy Railway Station, and explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg holiday planning site.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Riga.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Riga, Latvia

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then examine the collection at Fashion Museum, and finally make a trip to The Duomo Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga holiday planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November in Riga, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Toompea Hill, contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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