3 Must-See Cities in Eastern Europe

Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo by John Weinhardt on Unsplash

A trip to Eastern Europe offers cheap flights, the advantage of a strong U.S. dollar against Eastern European currencies and many great cities to explore.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, on the southern tip of Croatia, is packed with history and art museums, great views and some of Europe’s most spectacular beaches.

It also has many affordable wine bars and a cable-car ride with magnificent views. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or not, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe when you see the beauty of the walled old town with its well-preserved buildings.

Krakow, Poland

Krakow’s Old Town and Main Market Square is full of modern bars, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.  It’s easy to walk or bike around Krakow and enjoy the public parks along the Vistula River.

A glimpse into the somber history of Krakow can be seen at the Schindler factory, museums and what remains of the Jewish quarter.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a gem of a city. The city has two sides, linked by an iconic bridge over the Danube River.

The many bistros and cafes offer traditional food and a chance to indulge in one of Hungary’s rich, world famous tortes, cakes, and crepes. It is well-worth taking a walk over the 19th-century chain bridge with its stone lions.