60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe itinerary planner

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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive to Krk, Ferry to Lopar
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Misnjak Rab, Ferry to Stinica, Drive to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and finally visit Skadarlija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, then do a tasting at Podrum Probus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Belgrade is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beirut in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Margaret Island and Lazar Equestrian Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online tour planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Krakow, Poland

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Planty Park and St. Mary's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza), Nikiszowiec (in Katowice) and Cmentarz Hutniczy w Gliwicach (in Gliwice). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planning website.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Catherine, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Šv. Ignoto bažnyčios inkirai.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vilnius online visit planner.

Getting from Krakow to Vilnius by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Traveller Tours and Off-Road Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Haapsalu Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Haapsalu (Lihula Village, Africa Beach and Promenade, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery Claustrum, take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, and stop by Town Hall Pharmacy.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn holiday maker website.

Fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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.
Get outdoors at Eco Path and Yelagin Island. Relax by the water at Dyuny Beach and Kronshtadt City Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Palace Square, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Catherine's Body, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tallinn to St. Petersburg by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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 Sedlec Ossuary and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and St Barbara's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kutna Hora (The Cathedral of Assumption & Church of Saint James). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague vacation planning app.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague is minus 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Bled, Slovenia

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Bled Island and Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju), Church of St John the Baptist (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bled journey planning site.

You can drive from Prague to Bled in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, take a tour by water with Dolphin Watching Rovinj, then make a trip to Decumanus Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Rab Island, Croatia

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Lopar Beach and Suha Punta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Zidine Fortress and Crkva Sv.Petra are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rab Island: Senj (Nehaj Castle & Lukovo Beach) and Northern Velebit National Park (in Krasno Polje).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rab Island trip builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rovinj to Rab Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rab Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Diocletian's Palace and Palace Cipiko. You'll get in some beach time at Punta Rata Beach and Brela Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Trogir (The City Hall - Duke's Palace & Historic City of Trogir), Sibenik (Rak Winery, Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac, &more) and Omis (Starigrad Fortress, Omis Cetina Canyon, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Split, enjoy the sand and surf at Kasuni Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Getting from Rab Island to Split by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Bol, Croatia

— 4 nights
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac and Stina. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and Murvica Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac), Supetar (Supetar cemetery, Fun Dive Club, &more) and Sutivan (Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan, Summer House Of Jerolim Kavanjin, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sumartin Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Zmajeva špilja.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bol vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Bol, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Hvar, Croatia

— 5 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.
Spanish Fortress and Benedictine Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Dubovica Beach and Zavala Beach. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Culture Centre, head off the coast to Island Galesnik, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hvar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bol to Hvar by ferry takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Hvar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 5 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korcula Old City and Vela Przina Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Zitna Beach and Plaza Divna. Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato), Massage Centre Ventus (in Viganj) and Vela Spila (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Korcula Explorer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trstenica Beach, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sveti Jakov Beach and Beach Kupari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and Srebreno Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Church of Our Lady of the Snow). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, look for all kinds of wild species at Trsteno Arboretum, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and stop by Old Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:

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 28th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kotor trip planning app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30: