39 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

39 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
5
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
8
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and get outside with Gorka Szczesliwicka.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. In January, Warsaw is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa

5
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, engage your brain at HistoryLand, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip site .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest holiday site .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

5
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato), Vela Spila (in Vela Luka) and Korta Katarina Winery (in Orebic). There's still lots to do: stop by Boya Crayons Shop, get outside with Freestyle, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Prague to Korcula Town. Traveling from Prague in January, things will get a bit warmer in Korcula Town: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Vino Spaleta, Vela Spila, Korta Katarina Winery
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Boya Crayons Shop ©
Boya Crayons Shop

4
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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tallinn Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Korcula Town to Tallinn. The time zone difference when traveling from Korcula Town to Tallinn is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Korcula Town in January; daily highs in Tallinn reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

5
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tretyakov's Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tallinn to St. Petersburg by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

3
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

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You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. February in Moscow sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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