44 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

44 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Richmond, United States

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Energy Discovery Centre and Stroomi Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, stroll around Kadriorg Park, make a trip to Tallinna Teletorn, and examine the collection at Niguliste Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tallinn day trip tool.

Richmond, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Richmond to Tallinn. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Richmond in February; daily highs in Tallinn reach 33°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Energy Discovery Centre ©
Energy Discovery Centre
Stroomi Beach ©
Stroomi Beach

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Divo Ostrov and Rock Town. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In February in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kids will enjoy Copernicus Science Centre and Geological Museum - National Research Institute. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, get your game on at Room Escape Warszawa, and learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

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

Fly from St. Petersburg to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Warsaw. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in February: highs in Warsaw hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Copernicus Science Centre ©
Copernicus Science Centre

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Wawel Royal Castle and Ogrod Zoologiczny. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow, and steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krakow tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Ogrod Zoologiczny ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
National Technical Museum ©
National Technical Museum

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orebic (Gospe od Karmena & Vidikovac Orebic). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Boya Crayons Shop, learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Prague to Korcula Town. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in March; daily highs in Korcula Town reach 61°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Orebic, Korcula Island
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Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Boya Crayons Shop ©
Boya Crayons Shop
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
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 out of town with these interesting Bol side-trips: Skrip (Museum of Brac, Museum uja, &more), Nerezisca (Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac & Senjkovic Winery) and Postira (Mirje, Our Lady of Gorma, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan, get engrossed in the history at Dominican Monastery, make a trip to Stone, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Annunciation.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bol route planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Bol takes 5.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Bol

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Skrip, Postira, Pucisce, Nerezisca, Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan
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Church of Our Lady of Annunciation ©
Church of Our Lady of Annunciation
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol ©
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery

1
night
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, ponder the world of politics at Gradska vijecnica Sarajevo, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo road trip site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Sarajevo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Bol in March, things will get a bit cooler in Sarajevo: highs are around 53°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning site.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bring the kids along to Minicity Ljubljana and Planetarij Ljubljana. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), get curious at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana vacation tool.

Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Minicity Ljubljana ©
Minicity Ljubljana

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