16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Nevsky Prospekt. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and WindTunnel FlyStation. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, have some family-friendly fun at Poltavskaya 7, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nowy Swiat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorka Szczesliwicka, then stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), don't miss a visit to Old Town Observation Terrace, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, then take an in-depth tour of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warsaw vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get a sense of the local culture at HistoryLand and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Krakow Pinball Museum, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow travel route planner .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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.
Visiting Nagyvillam Ski Slope and Margaret Island will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and Budapest Pinball Museum. When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Citadel, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Nagyvillam Ski Slope
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Spas. Step out of the city life by going to Prague for Two and Skiareal Telnice. Change things up with a short trip to St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, St Barbara's Church, Skiareal Telnice
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

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