19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

19 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Sochi, Russia
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, and then take a stroll through Skadarlija. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade road trip tool.

Mumbai, India to Belgrade is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in March, things will get much colder in Belgrade: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hradcany and Spanish Synagogue. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip tool.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, and finally wander the streets of Ulica Florianska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Gdansk, Poland

— 1 night

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk trip maker site.

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw tour builder website.

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Warsaw are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally don't miss a visit to Tallinna Teletorn. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Kadriorg Park, visit Tallinn Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip website.

You can fly from Warsaw to Tallinn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in March, things will get little chillier in Tallinn: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Faberge Museum and Palace Square. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sochi.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Sochi, Russia

— 2 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster and then stroll through Rosa Khutor Ski Resort.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sochi trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Sochi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in March, with highs in Sochi at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19: