Eastern Europe in October

Autumn Travel Guides for Eastern Europe's Top Destinations

October is a good month to travel to Eastern Europe. The summer travelers are long gone, the chilliest weather has yet to descend upon the region, and autumn food and drink begins appearing on restaurant and bar menus. Read on and get in-depth information on weather, events, and more for the country of your choice.

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    Autumn view over bridges of Prague.
    ••• Autumn view over bridges of Prague. Getty Images/Dennis Fischer Photography

    Prague's International Jazz Festival begins in the latter half of October. Prague's concert calendar is always packed, however, and popular venues around the city regularly host musicians who specialize in all types of music.

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    Statue of Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav, Bratislava, Slovakia
    ••• Statue of Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav, Bratislava, Slovakia. Getty Images/Danita Delimont

    Jazz is also on the menu for Bratislava in October. If you don't feel like taking in a concert, choose a pub or a bar in which to while away a couple of evening hours and become familiar with Bratislava's nightlife.

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    Budapest from Palace of Buda. Budapest
    ••• Budapest from Palace of Buda. Getty Images/Luis Davilla

    Delight your taste buds with palinka, Hungarian fruit brandy, and sausage -- two Hungarian favorites that are celebrated every October during a festival dedicated especially to these foods.

     

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    Royal Lazienki Park in autumn
    ••• Royal Lazienki Park in autumn. Getty Images/Jacek Kadaj

    The Warsaw Film Festival and an international jazz festival take place in Warsaw during October.

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    High angle view of swans on river, Krakow, Poland
    ••• High angle view of swans on river, Krakow, Poland. Getty Images/WIN-Initiative

    Though Krakow's October calendar of events isn't as full as September's, there's still plenty to do in this top Polish destination city, from sightseeing to shopping.