21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

21 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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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
Fly:  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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague online tour itinerary builder.

Florence, Italy to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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) early enough 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:
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and have some family-friendly fun at Room Escape Warszawa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw vacation planning app.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Warsaw sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa

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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Tallinn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Tallinn sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and see the interesting displays at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In January in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to 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
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on 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 2nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough 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
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint 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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Budapest. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in February, with highs in Budapest at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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