60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe visit planner

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kumu Art Museum and The Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture at the Luscher & Matiesen Distillery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tallinn Town Wall and Paide Castle. Explore Tallinn's surroundings by going to Paide (Sargvere Manor & Ajakeskus Wittenstein). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tallinna Raekoda, and make a trip to St. Catherine's Passage.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn tour builder tool.

Taipei, Taiwan to Tallinn is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Taipei in October: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vilnil. Museum of illusions and Spas & Wellness. Trakai History Museum and Old Arsenal Building will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go all around town with City Tours, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Vilnius sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. Speculum Alchemiae Museum and Muzeum Smyslů are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Kutna Hora (Sedlec Ossuary & St Barbara's Church) and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, and admire the masterpieces at Narodni Galerie Praha.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Prague trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Prague takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in October, with highs in Prague at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at The State Chateau of Hluboká and Albrecht Krieger House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Khemetter House and Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov. Get out of town with these interesting Cesky Krumlov side-trips: Alsova jihoceska galerie (in Hluboka nad Vltavou) and Solnice (in Ceske Budejovice). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Alchemist's House, explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, and examine the collection at Historical Motorcycles Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Rovinj, Croatia

— 3 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port of Rovinj and Church of St. Euphemia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lungo Mare and Pula Arena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Food Tours (in Buzet), Poreč (Euphrasius Basilica & Porec Old Town) and Arco dei Sergi (in Pula). There's more to do: wander the streets of Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj online trip builder.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Rovinj in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Traveling from Cesky Krumlov in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Split.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riva Harbor and Trogir Square. The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Church of St. Stephen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Spanish Fortress (in Hvar), Zadar (Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Split, walk around Marjan Park, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Split online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovinj to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rovinj in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

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Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lapad and Maritime Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Seaside Promenade and Cavtat Cemetery. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Mary of the Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker website.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

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Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:

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.
St. Tryphon Cathedral and Rimokatolička Crkva Sv. Ane will appeal to history buffs. Cats Museum and Church of St. Nicholas Franciscan Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Porto Montenegro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pjaca od Drva, don't miss a visit to Kotor City Walls & Fortress, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kotor tour builder.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in November, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Church, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then examine the collection at Ars Aevi Sarajevo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Kotor to Sarajevo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, then wander the streets of Skadarlija, then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Belgrade online holiday planner.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In November, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, then admire the striking features of Boyana Church, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia journey builder.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. November in Sofia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Budapest Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Miniversum Budapest. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, don't miss a visit to New York Palace, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Budapest is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, see the interesting displays at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ghetto Heroes Square.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Gdansk, Poland

— 4 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Visit Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Żywe Muzeum Piernika and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Town Square - Old Town in Torun, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, visit Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Gdansk sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

Kaliningrad, Russia

— 3 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Do some cultural sightseeing at B-413 Submarine Museum and Konigsberg Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Museum of the World Ocean and Amber Museum. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave, get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, and make a trip to Fishing Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad day trip website.

Getting from Gdansk to Kaliningrad by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gdansk to Kaliningrad, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pavlovsk State Museum and Sobor Petra I Pavla. Popular historic sites such as Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve and Neva Embankments are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12: