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Your Eastern Europe Travel Guide: 10 Ways in 10 Cities To Enjoy! (With Our Trip101 Reviews)

Shu Yi
Updated Apr 09, 2018

Eastern Europe is often overlooked when trips are planned out. Mention Europe and thoughts are drawn to a lit-up Eiffel Tower or gazing up at the majestic Arc de Triomphe. However, it’ll be a costly mistake to count out Eastern Europe. The region has much to offer, with unique sights missed out by those who follow the beaten path, all without breaking the bank.

From Warsaw to Prague, eschew the ordinary and embark on this exciting journey through Eastern Europe with us.

1. Step into the past with a trip through historical Warsaw, Poland

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Recommendation: ★★★★★

Cost: $$$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥♥

The historical center of Warsaw - a UNESCO World Heritage and other monuments can be found in this ancient city, that holds numerous stories waiting to be discovered. Despite its destruction at the hands of Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, half a decade of effort on the parts of its citizens have left it restored to its former glory.

Read more about this history-laden city in this article: Historical Beauty Of Eastern Europe In Warsaw

Also, our recommended itinerary for Warsaw on a budget and the Best accommodations around Warsaw

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2. Enjoy a romantic trip to Prague, Czech Republic

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Recommendation: ★★★★

Budget: $$$$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥♥

Dodge the crowds clogging up the boulevards of Paris. After all, previous moments should be enjoyed with your significant other, and not with thousands of others. Glean a unique experience that will be shared and remembered in Prague, where you can treat yourself to a classy dinner, or take a slow walk across the Old Town Square.

To find out how you can make the trip perfect, check out this article on 4 Ways To Enjoy Prague. Also you can access to the list of our articles of Prague from here.

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3. Soak your worries away in Budapest, Hungary

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Recommendation: ★★★★★

Budget: $$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥♥

Situated on top of over 100 thermal springs, visiting the baths in Budapest is not to be missed. Located in a city adorned with architectural beauties, experience neo-gothic expressions found atop structures from the Hungarian Parliament to the Mathias Church. Take a shot of pálinka and sample the Hungarian cuisine before exploring this wondrous city. Of course, there are a lot of restaurants and cafes in Budapest and what we like a lot is each of restaurant has interesting themes of the interior. Find out more from in here.

See what else Budapest has to offer in our piece on Budapest, One Of Europe’s Brightest Hidden Gems For the accommodation choices, you can find a good list of Airbnb in Hungary

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4. Experience authentic Polish Cuisine in Krakow, Poland

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Recommendation: ★★★★★

Budget: $$$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

Often overlooked amidst the myriad of Europe fare, Polish cuisine promises a sumptuous experience fit for any gourmet. Choose between high-end restaurants with a polished Polish menu or simple home-made food, Krakow offers a range of options that will fill you up. If it all seems daunting, step into The Black Duck, where the warm cozy atmosphere will provide the perfect setting for your virgin foray into Polish fare.

If you want to know more about Krakow, check out our Ultimate Guide Of Things To Do In Krakow, before pairing it with our comprehensive accommodation guide of Trip101 from Places To Stay In Krakow Poland

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5. Stop by the door of the Black Sea: Odessa, Ukraine

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Recommendation: ★★★★★

Budget: $

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

Feel the sea breeze on your face as you visit Odessa, the unique salty tang cast by the wind. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the huge selection of activities in this scenic town, from the 14th century Akkerman Fortress for the history buff, to the Odessa criminal history tour on offer for the adventurous. Also, you can find the great fine dining restaurant in Odessa and they are quite inexpensive. You can find the list of recommendations in our Best Places To Eat Odessa.

Check out the Best Tours On Offer In Odessa with this article. You can also find out about the Best Airbnb in Odessa, Ukraine in this article.

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6. Stay in a conveniently located accommodation in Lviv, Ukraine

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Recommendation: ★★★★

Budget: $

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

Being able to stay in a central location is a huge boon on any trip. It means less time spent on commutes and more time to explore the bustling city center or the exciting attractions on offer. Couple that with a comfortable accommodation that delivers top-end amenities housed in an authentic local setting and you will have the perfect place to stay for your travels. Once you are settled down and unpacked, there are so many interesting places to visit around. Find out more details in our article Best Places To Do Lviv Ukraine

For the full list of recommendations, check out our Best Places To Stay In Lviv, Ukraine: 9 Hotels & Vacation Rentals.

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7. Learn from the past without paying a price in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Recommendation: ★★★★

Budget: $$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

The capital of Lithuania may be small compared to powerhouses Berlin or London, but it holds a rich history comparable to them. Despite its long and tumultuous past, this city is now a perfect haven for your travels, promising safety for both your personal self and your wallet. A must-visit is the KGB Museum, where you can (voluntarily) check in and out of the guided tours that will let you view the preserved prison and death chambers. Find out more about the sights you must see in our article on 5 Top Sites To See In Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuania is becoming the next mecca for digital nomads! If you are considering to stay for a relatively long-term, check out 8 Cheap Hostels & Vacation Rentals In Vilnius, Lithuania! and of course you need to find your own nest from Top 5 Cafes In Vilnius For Digital Nomads.

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8. Spend an enjoyable weekend over in Timisoara, Romania

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Recommendation: ★★★★

Budget: $$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

Chosen as the European Capital of Culture for 2021, you do not need to wait a few years to experience this robust city as it plays host to numerous events, religious buildings, and cultural sites. Beside discovering gems of insights in cultural works of arts, take the time to stroll through the parks found right by the river.

Your weekend will be well spent in Timisoara. Find out more about the city in our guide on the Top Things To Do For A Fun Weekend In Timișoara, Romania.

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9. Sample the hearty Georgian fare - Tbilisi and beyond

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Recommendation: ★★★★

Budget:$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

Georgian food holds influences of European and Middle Eastern cuisine, yet stands apart with its unique taste. You will never go bored sampling Georgian dishes with variations such as Megrelian, Kakhetian, and Imeretian cuisines found in each province. Georgian fare features certain iconic dishes that one must sample, especially at a Keipi, or traditional feast, where you can see the dishes in all their glory. All accompanied by a liberal serving of wine.

Check out the 10 Georgian you just have to try in our article of the Must-Try Georgian Dishes.

The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, is also famous for its inexpensive quality of life paired with exciting activities. Find out about the Best Things To Do At Night In Tbilisi and also Best Day Trips From Tbilisi to make the most of your trip there.

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10. Stay in the perfect Vacation Rental in Zagreb, Croatia


Recommendation: ★★★★

Budget:$$$$

Recommended length to stay: ♥♥♥

Generally, travelers will stay one more two nights at Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, before going down to the famous UNESCO site Dubrovnik. Feel at home, even when you are exploring the unknown by checking into a vacation rental. Have a whole place to yourself, complete with kitchen and living room to take a breather before embarking on another day to explore up-and-comer Zagreb. Our recommendation is to find a day to go to Dolec markets to get your breakfast and lunch ingredients and go strolling around and have a nice cozy dinner on the street of Tkalciceva. Great experiences in the city include the church of St.Mark’s, go for a funicular ride, and having a chat with the host and find out what life is really like in Zabreg.

Find out about the Best Airbnbs To Stay In Zagreb, Croatia for a truly authentic experience.

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Take the road less traveled

Steeped in history, blooming with heritage, Eastern Europe has much to offer that is often overlooked by tourists drawn to the glimmer of its Western neighbors. Have a truly memorable journey by embarking on a journey to Eastern Europe guided by this repertoire of guides we have to offer here on Trip101.

This article was originally published on Apr 02, 2018

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