57 days in Eastern Europe & Western Europe Itinerary

57 days in Eastern Europe & Western Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Krakow, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Rome, Italy
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Peter and Paul Fortress and Kazan Cathedral. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palace Square, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the world behind art at PinkRabbit Muzeros, and take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, St. Petersburg is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Palace Square
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Palace Square
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Kazan Cathedral ©
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Kazan Cathedral
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Citadel, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

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Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks
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Matthias Church ©
World heritage site
Matthias Church
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Krakow, Poland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wawel Royal Castle and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. Get out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza), Ogrodzieniec Castle (in Ogrodzieniec) and Nikiszowiec (in Katowice). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, steep yourself in history at Kopalnia Soli Bochnia, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Krakow to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Transportation

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. Get some historical perspective at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock. Venture out of the city with trips to Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn), Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin) and Kutna Hora (The Cathedral of Assumption, Sedlec Ossuary, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague trip maker app.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Sedlec Ossuary ©
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Sedlec Ossuary
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Zaanse Schans. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Nieuwe Kerk for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Louwman Museum The Hague (in The Hague) and Utrecht (Canals area, Dom Tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Anne Frank House ©
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Anne Frank House
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Zaanse Schans ©
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Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
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Van Gogh Museum
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Oxford Castle & Prison. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greenwich and IWM Duxford. Venture out of the city with trips to Oxford (Bodleian Library & Christ Church Cathedral), Anglesey Abbey (in Lode) and Hughenden Manor (in High Wycombe). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, visit Westminster, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

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Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

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IWM Duxford ©
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IWM Duxford
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais) and Amiens (Parc Samara & Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Anfiteatro de Tarragona. You'll get in some beach time at Fenals Beach and Platja Port Bo. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Salou (Avenida Jaume I, Illuminated Fountain, &more), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Lloret de Mar (Parish Church of Sant Roma, Castell d'en Plaja, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Girona Cathedral (Catedral), admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder tool.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Fenals Beach ©
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Fenals Beach
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Old Town and Srebreno Beach. Popular historic sites such as Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Bokar are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Church of Our Lady of the Snow). There's still lots to do: stroll through Beach Kupari, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, get outside with Dubrovnik Diving Aquarius, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Cavtat Old Town ©
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Cavtat Old Town
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio), Macchina di Santa Rosa (in Viterbo) and Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Pareo.

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Fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Visiting Elia Beach and Ornos Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Little Venice and House of Masks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Chalkio (Fish & Olive & Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis), Filoti (Church of Panagia Filotitissa & Mount Zeus Hike) and Naxos Town (Old Town, Naos tou Apollona - Portara, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Panormos Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mykonos Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mykonos Town when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Elia Beach ©
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Elia Beach
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Psarou beach ©
Beach
Psarou beach
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