22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  17 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
5
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Head to Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hallfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, wander the streets of Vaci Street, admire the landmark architecture of Belvarosi Nagyboldogasszony Foplebaniatemplom, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Krakow reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and The Bath Block will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Dolls Gallery, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg vacation maker site.

Getting from Krakow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. While traveling from Krakow, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Kunstkomora, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Prague journey maker.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and Murvica Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lovrecina Bay and Sumartin Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach and explore the galleries of Dominican Monastery.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Bol route planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Prague to Bol. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in September, with highs in Bol at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach.

Start your trip to Hvar by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bol to Hvar in 4.5 hours. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 10th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, stroll through Zitna Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Zitna Beach
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

3
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 12th (Sat): visit Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then explore the galleries of Rector's Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online holiday planner.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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