16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Houston, United States
Fly:  21​h
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + subway:  5​h 30​min
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Houston, United States

2
days
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and then examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at State Russian Museum, then examine the collection at St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

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Houston, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Houston to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in St. Petersburg at 48°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

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1
day
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Warsaw Uprising Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki - Royal Residence Park.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. In April, Warsaw is a bit warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Krakow.

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Lazienki - Royal Residence Park
Warsaw Uprising Museum
Old Town

2
days
Krakow, Poland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally get your game on at Gokarting Center. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at The Cloth Hall, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

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You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.

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Wawel Cathedral
Main Market Square
Wawel Royal Castle

4
days
Prague, Czech Republic

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 sightseeing, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad, don't miss a visit to Old Town (Stare Mesto), and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip builder.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

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Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock

5
days
Budapest, Hungary

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 sightseeing, historic sites, spas, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Residence Parliament, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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Fisherman's Bastion
Residence Parliament

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