22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum, step aboard Cruiser Aurora, and have some family-friendly fun at Ball Pit Bubble Dreams.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planning website.

Egilsstadir, Iceland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 89-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Egilsstadir to St. Petersburg is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Egilsstadir in May; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Kids will enjoy Wawel Cathedral and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, have some family-friendly fun at Gokarting Center, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Krakow online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krakow takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Krakow is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenstroll through Vintgar Gorge, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, get great views at Mala Osojnica, thenadmire the striking features of Bled Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bled road trip site.

You can drive from Budapest to Bled in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Bled are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, thenexplore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Station Bol and Zmajeva špilja. Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bol trip app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Bol are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jaksic Gallery, Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planning tool.

Getting from Bol to Dubrovnik by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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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.
Kids will enjoy Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Prague is a bit cooler than Dubrovnik - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Room Escape Games

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