26 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

26 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and then don't miss a visit to Red Square. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally stop by Perlov Tea House.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Moscow is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Moscow. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Moscow to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. On the next day, take in the views from Anichkov Bridge, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of St Petersburg.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip maker site.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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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

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), visit Tallinn Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then admire the landmark architecture of Tallinna Raekoda, and finally browse the exhibits of Kumu Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then shop like a local with Town Hall Pharmacy, and finally make a trip to St. Catherine's Passage.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. December in Tallinn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at House of the Black Heads, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip maker website.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

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 16th (Wed): learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then examine the collection at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

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You can fly from Riga to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow ©
Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, and finally contemplate the long history of Minorite Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, and finally see the interesting displays at Wax Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov online trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Wiseman Free Tour ©
Wiseman Free Tour
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from The Yellow Fortress, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Walking tours

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