40 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

40 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 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 discover tucked-away gems like Fort Lovrijenac and War Photo Limited. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Museum of Croatian War of Independence. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Old Town). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and wander the streets of Lapad.

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Toronto, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

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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 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, explore the galleries of Gallery Nives, and then contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Kotor, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Belgrade, Serbia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Skadarlija and Knez Mihailova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Sava Temple and Danube River. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, and take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

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Traveling by flight from Kotor to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague. Get a sense of the local culture at Sedlec Ossuary and Speculum Alchemiae Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin) and Kutna Hora (The Cathedral of Assumption & St Barbara's Church). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, and explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha.

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Fly from Belgrade to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Belgrade in April, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
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 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at 3D Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then see the interesting displays at Czech Marionettes Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of The State Chateau of Hluboká and then admire the masterpieces at Alsova jihoceska galerie.

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Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Krakow, Poland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and finally examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

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You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Krakow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Get some historical perspective at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and St. Mary's Church. You'll explore and learn at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and kick back and relax at Sopot Beach.

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You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gdansk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Kaliningrad, Russia

— 3 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Museum-lovers will get to explore B-413 Submarine Museum and Museum of the World Ocean. Explore hidden gems such as Kurshskaya Kosa and Konigsberg Cathedral. There's more to do: examine the collection at Amber Museum and make a trip to Fishing Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gdansk to Kaliningrad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Kaliningrad. May in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Childrens Museums
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Kazan Cathedral and Sobor Petra I Pavla are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Faberge Museum and Grand Maket Russia. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

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You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.
St. Olaf’s Church and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kumu Art Museum and Tallinn Town Wall. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take an in-depth tour of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, make a trip to St. Catherine's Passage, and take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

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Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 4 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and St. Anne's Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and Gediminas Castle Tower. Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai History Museum in Trakai--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and examine the collection at Contemporary Art Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tallinn in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vilnius, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

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