23 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

23 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Orange, Australia
Fly:  32​h
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Orange, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at The State Tretyakov Gallery.

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

Orange, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orange to Moscow is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orange in March: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, explore the activities along Olgin Pond, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

4
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 in the views from Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at VyŇ°ehrad National Cultural Monument, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague tour planning site .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in April, things will get a bit warmer in Prague: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker site .

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

5
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.
Spend the 13th (Fri) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Pc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

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
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Belgrade Fortress, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Avalski toranj.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Belgrade trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games

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