24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

4
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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning site .

Edmonton, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edmonton to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Nature Parks
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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

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre and then see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moscow travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Moscow, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

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

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get your game on at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game, fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw route tool .

Getting from Moscow to Warsaw by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. In March, Warsaw is somewhat warmer than Moscow - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March in Krakow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Hősök tere, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest attractions planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

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

5
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, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Prague driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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

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