15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

2
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: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planning website .

Bogota, Colombia to Prague is an approximately 18-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 Bogota to Prague due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in January, you will find days in Prague are cooler (2°C), and nights are slightly colder (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, take an in-depth tour of HistoryLand, and then wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, examine the collection at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg route planning app .

Fly from Budapest to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in February: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, admire the striking features of Linnahall, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, then get your game on at Futuruum, and finally visit Tallinn Old Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn travel route planning site .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. February in Tallinn sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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