22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Philippines
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Cebu City, Philippines

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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, admire the striking features of Smolny Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online journey planner .

Cebu City, Philippines to St. Petersburg is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cebu City to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cebu City in April, expect St. Petersburg to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) 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
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

4
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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and get great views at Petřín.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planning tool .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Prague by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in April, things will get a bit warmer in Prague: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krakow day trip website .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
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.
Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Ston (Church, St. Nicholas, Marlais Winery, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, head outdoors with Doyouwed. Me, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ston
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral. On the next day, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moscow planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Moscow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Moscow is 2 hours. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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