8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
day
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade tour planner.

New York City, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Belgrade is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Belgrade: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Knez Mihailova ©
Knez Mihailova

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Vaci Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, then indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Krakow are little chillier (56°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Hradcany, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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