20 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

20 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Orlando, United States

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, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday site .

Orlando, USA to Prague is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Orlando to Prague due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect Prague to be cooler, temps between 46°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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

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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and make a trip to Halaszbastya.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Krakow sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Room Escape Warszawa, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Warsaw online trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Niguliste Museum, get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, then step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn holiday planner .

Getting from Warsaw to Tallinn by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, admire the striking features of Vitebskiy Railway Station, and make a trip to Peterhof Grand Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Virgin, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moscow online visit planner .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Moscow are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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