22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly + Train:  23 h 15 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: New Orleans, United States

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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 some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner.

New Orleans, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from New Orleans to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Miločer Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip maker site.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kotor in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Kotor. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kotor: highs are around 84°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Budva, Miločer Park, Castle Of San Giovanni, Plavi Horizonti Beach, Our Lady of the Rocks
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Stradun, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally visit Cavtat Old Town. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac and then stop by Old Town.

Discover how to plan a Dubrovnik trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kotor to Dubrovnik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in June, you will find days in Dubrovnik are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral and Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in June, with highs in Prague at 72°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip website.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, thenget a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

Plan trip to Krakow with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Krakow are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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