16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
3
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 2 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights

3
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, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

Macapa, Brazil to Budapest is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Macapa to Budapest. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Macapa in September, with highs in Budapest at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Herăstrău Park, admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lipscani.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest travel planning website.

You can fly from Budapest to Bucharest in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Bucharest, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, thenstroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cetatuia Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca travel planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bucharest in September: highs in Cluj-Napoca hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
King Matthias Corvin Statue ©
King Matthias Corvin Statue
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, stop by Stare Miasto, browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krakow route planner.

You can fly from Cluj-Napoca to Krakow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Krakow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, plan for slightly colder days in Krakow, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
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: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Prague road trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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