21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Houston, United States

2
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Visit Toompea Hill and Town Hall Pharmacy for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn day trip site .

Houston, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Tallinn is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Tallinn at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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.
Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Tretyakov's Gallery capture your imagination. Head to Nevsky Prospekt and Photogallery Rachmaninov Gardenfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), and make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Palace Square
Palace Square
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

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.
Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Prasna brana capture your imagination. Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Kutna Hora (St Barbara's Church & Ossuary / The Cemetery Church). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Hradcany, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Prague sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
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 1st (Wed): browse the exhibits of Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov day trip planning website .

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums Historic Sites
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawel Cathedral and New Jewish Cemetery. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

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Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Krakow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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.
House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hall. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), wander the streets of Vaci Street, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
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 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally wander the streets of Skadarlija.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Belgrade

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

3
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Apoteka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj route builder .

You can fly from Belgrade to Rovinj in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Porec, Lungo Mare, Amphitheatre de Pula, Apoteka, Aura Distillery
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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