22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 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 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. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder.

New Orleans, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 9 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit cooler days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 62°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Kotor.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Kotor, Montenegro

— 3 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.
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, then take 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 6.5 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Stradun, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then enjoy 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.

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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 catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take a stroll through Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Prague takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Prague is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
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, explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, then get 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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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings 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, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and St. Mary's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

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Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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