Eastern Europe in September

September Travel Guides for Eastern Europe's Top Destinations

September is an ideal month for travel to Eastern Europe. Crowds have died down, the summer heat has faded, and autumn brings with it a soft beauty that can be captured in photographs and memories.

Click on the link the link for the city of your choice to get in-depth information about weather and events for that destination.

  • 01 of 07
    Warm Fall Light in Prague
    CC BY-SA Resident on Earth

    The St. Wenceslas Festival of Sacred Arts Music and the Prague Autumn Music Festival both take place in Prague. Even if this type of music isn't your thing, many people agree that September is one of the best months for traveling to Prague - the weather's gorgeous and you'll have an easier time getting into main attractions. The next time you plan a trip to Prague, consider this month for its weather and events.

  • 02 of 07

    The aptly named Szeptemberfeszt and an international wine festival grace Budapest's September events calendar. September is a great time to sample the flavors and spirits of Hungary. Enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets, or find a cozy restaurant in which to enjoy Budapest's yummiest national dishes, which pair well with autumn weather.

  • 03 of 07
    Warsaw's Historic Center
    CC BY-SA martinroell

    A variety of festivals are featured in September in Warsaw, including the Festival of Jewish Culture, the Festival of Circus Arts, and the Science Festival. Strolling the old town area is pleasant during this month, and local restaurants serve up dishes made with the season's favorite crop: mushrooms.

  • 04 of 07
    Bratislava in Autumn
    CC BY-NC-ND Hortolano

    Two interesting cultural events occur during September in Bratislava: the Old Craftsman's days, featuring demonstrations and crafts that take visitors back in time, and a coronation ceremony at St. Martin's Cathedral. If you're interested in Slovakia's history and culture, September is the perfect month to get experience with each.

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  • 05 of 07
    Krakow in September
    CC BY-NC-SA Walker*

    A busy calendar of events, including a dachshund parade, and lovely autumn weather make September an ideal month for travel to Krakow.

  • 06 of 07

    Visit Red Square, the Kremlin, or other Moscow sights in September to enjoy the early fall in Russia's capital city. Park areas, monasteries, and other outdoor attractions are welcoming during this month. 

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    Ljubljana in September

    Ljubljana in September
    CC BY Her Own Journey

    You'll love exploring Ljubljana during the month of September. Be sure to take advantage of the outdoor market, visit Ljubljana castle, and treat yourself to a rich pastry and a coffee in one of Ljubljana's cafes. Check an events calendar well in advance of your trip to find evening performances or museum exhibitions that you can take advantage of.