10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 day

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary site.

Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 4th (Tue), learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, get outside with Trinity Hill, then stroll around Victory Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini, and finally get in on the family fun at Gorky Central Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Minsk route planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Minsk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gorky Central Park ©
Gorky Central Park
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, then contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

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Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Odessa trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Odessa, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chisinau.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
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 7th (Fri), stroll around Dendrarium Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, then contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument, then walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chisinau vacation builder.

Drive from Odessa to Chisinau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park
Stephen the Great Monument ©
Stephen the Great Monument

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
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 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio ©
Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

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You can fly from Bucharest to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Budapest due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in August, plan for slightly colder days in Budapest, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take a stroll through Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

Plan trip to Lviv with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Prague to Lviv in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Lviv due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Lviv are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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