13 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

13 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, India

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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Budapest is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Budapest reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for slightly colder days in Krakow, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kampa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Prague holiday planner.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Nabokov Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Prague in April; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip maker site.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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