22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Egilsstadir, Iceland
Drive:  24 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
6
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Egilsstadir, Iceland

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 Divo Ostrov and Cruiser Aurora make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and get outside with Isaakievskiy Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker tool.

Egilsstadir, Iceland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 89- hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Egilsstadir to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Egilsstadir in May, things will get somewhat warmer in St. Petersburg: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Gokarting Center, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip maker website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Krakow in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Krakow. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish 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 Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

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, then stroll 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, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, 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 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°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

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

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, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see more things to do, photos, 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 take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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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 Murvica Beach and Paklina Beach. Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and explore the fascinating underground world of Zmajeva špilja.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bol online travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Bol, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Jaksic Gallery
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planning tool.

Getting from Bol to Dubrovnik by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°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 Nature
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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 Prague Zoo and Petrin Tower. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in May: high temperatures in Prague hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Room Escape Games

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