22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cebu City, Philippines
Bus + 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 + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Cebu City, Philippines to St. Petersburg is an approximately 20- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cebu City in April: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in April, with highs in Prague at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Walking tours
Food Tours

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). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish 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 ©
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), pause for some serene contemplation at Gellert Hill Cave, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Budapest takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Thermal Spas
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Ston (Church, St. Nicholas, Marlais Winery, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin and then don't miss a visit to Red Square.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Dubrovnik to Moscow in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Moscow is 2 hours. In May, Moscow is slightly colder than Dubrovnik - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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