13 days in Florence, Rome & Eastern Europe Itinerary

13 days in Florence, Rome & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Vancouver, Canada to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in Florence hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

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You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Krakow.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

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 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, then wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

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Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

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You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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