29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
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Tallinn, Estonia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Traveller Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, walk around Kadriorg Park, then contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, and finally steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tallinn is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In September, Tallinn is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Riga.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Riga, Latvia — 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, admire the striking features of House Of The Black Heads, visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, then browse the exhibits of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vilnius.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Vilnius, Lithuania — 1 night

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Minsk.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Minsk, Belarus — 1 night

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 7th (Wed), learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, stroll around Victory Park, then find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park, and finally stroll around Chelyuskinites Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Minsk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chisinau.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Chisinau, Moldova — 1 night

Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. On the 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, then steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and finally walk around Stefan cel Mare Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Minsk to Chisinau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minsk to Chisinau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bucharest.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Bucharest, Romania — 1 night

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally stroll around Herăstrău Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Warsaw.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Warsaw, Poland — 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw travel route site.

You can fly from Bucharest to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in September, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Krakow, Poland — 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Krakow travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lviv.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Lviv, Ukraine — 1 night

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, admire the striking features of Zuchorowicz's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv day trip website.

Getting from Krakow to Lviv by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Lviv are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and finally get great views at Petřín. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague holiday maker website.

You can fly from Lviv to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, then make a trip to Hlavne Namestie, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and finally make a trip to Slavin War Memorial. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Devin Castle, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), then steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava day trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Bratislava by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In September in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Budapest, Hungary — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sarajevo.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Vijećnica, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally contemplate the long history of Bascarsija.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarajevo in September since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Split.
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Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Split holiday planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Belgrade.
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Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Belgrade, Serbia — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Split to Belgrade takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Split in September; daily highs in Belgrade reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sofia.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Sofia, Bulgaria — 1 night

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia trip builder app.

Getting from Belgrade to Sofia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Skopje.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 1 night

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Matka.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Skopje road trip site.

Drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Skopje. September in Skopje sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Estonia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
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Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Belarus travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.
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Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.
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Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.
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Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.
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Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Slovakia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.
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Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.
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Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.
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