18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 14th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow online route builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Moscow due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, make a splash at Voda AquaClub and Hotel, explore the world behind art at The Shadow Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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
The Shadow Museum ©
The Shadow Museum

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

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 20th (Thu): make a trip to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Warsaw takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow visit planning site.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Kids will enjoy Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Hungarian Parliament Building and Fisherman's Bastion. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip maker.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas

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