60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe vacation planner

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Sochi, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 7 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 8 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and City Harbor. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary maker.

London, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Find places to stay May 1 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress and then steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take a tour of Porto Montenegro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in May since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kalemegdan and Walking tours. Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Petrovaradin to see Petrovaradin Fortress about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Skadarlija, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Fly from Kotor to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

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Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Boyana Church. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sofia road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Sofia due to the time zone difference. May in Sofia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sochi.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Sochi, Russia

— 3 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosa Khutor Ski Resort and Sochi Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, take in panoramic vistas at The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sochi travel site.

You can fly from Sofia to Sochi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sochi when traveling from Sofia in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and Kazan Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Sochi to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sochi in May; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Olaf’s Church and Traveller Tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, stroll around Kadriorg Park, and stroll through Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planning website.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In May in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Anne's Church and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, you will find days in Vilnius are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

Krakow, Poland

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wawel Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Krakow day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:

Budapest, Hungary

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Liberty Statue. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Church of St. Vitus. Step out of Cesky Krumlov with an excursion to The State Chateau of Hluboká in Hluboka nad Vltavou--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov driving holiday site.

Drive from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 8 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 Hradcany and Lesser Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Kutna Hora (Bohemian Museum of Silver, Sedlec Ossuary, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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