12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly + Shuttle:  15 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Srebreno Beach, kick back and relax at Beach Kupari, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip site .

Chennai, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chennai to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in November: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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Srebreno Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, view the masterpieces at Schwarzenberg Palace, then get outside with Prague for Two, then shop like a local with Shevchuk Art Gallery, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip website .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Prague by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Vaci Street, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Krakow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at MARS Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On your second day here, take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, stop by Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tretyakov's Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

You can fly from Krakow to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Krakow to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Krakow in November, plan for slightly colder days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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