22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Drive
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Split, Ferry to Supetar, Drive to Bol
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Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Sumartin, Ferry to Makarska, Drive to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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 89.5-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 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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 Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip maker website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Krakow in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. 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 fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 Thermal Spas. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 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 · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
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 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 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
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, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 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
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Bol, Croatia

— 3 nights
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 Vidova Gora. Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), explore the fascinating underground world of Zmajeva špilja, 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 bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Bol are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, 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 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Prague is a bit cooler than Dubrovnik - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°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 · Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3: