24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 10 hours. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Nature Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre and then contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Moscow are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

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
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in March; daily highs in Warsaw reach 8°C and lows reach 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 Fun & Games
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

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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 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Krakow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Budapest journey planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in March, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online road trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in March: highs in Prague hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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