14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Florence, Italy
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Florence, Italy

2
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: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague trip maker .

Florence, Italy to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Prague is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Room Escape Warszawa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw online travel route builder .

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Warsaw sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Gorka Szczesliwicka ©
Gorka Szczesliwicka

2
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, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and admire the striking features of Vitebskiy Railway Station.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg day trip website .

You can fly from Warsaw to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in January; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -5°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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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

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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip site .

You can fly from Moscow to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Budapest: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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