16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India

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 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary maker website .

Mumbai, India to Moscow is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Moscow is minus 2 hours. In May, Moscow is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

3
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, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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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
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: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning website .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Krakow vacation site .

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
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: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary app .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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