11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Canada

2
nights
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and have some family-friendly fun at Maze of Fear.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to St. Petersburg is 8 hours. When traveling from Montreal in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in November, with highs in Budapest at 11°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary site .

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
nights
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Prague road trip planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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

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