21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Florence, Italy
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Florence, Italy

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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague online journey planner .

Florence, Italy to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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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. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, engage your brain at HistoryLand, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow tour site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre, fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To plan Warsaw vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Warsaw are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Gorka Szczesliwicka ©
Gorka Szczesliwicka

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, make a trip to Viru Square, and explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn is 1 hour. In January in Tallinn, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Moscow, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's 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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in February; daily highs in Budapest reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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