14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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, get your game on at Maze of Fear, get in on the family fun at Divo Ostrov, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to St. Petersburg. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head off the coast to Margaret Island, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

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 moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in October: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Krakow vacation planner.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Gokarting Center ©
Gokarting Center

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: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary app .

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Room Escape Games
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

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