28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Sochi, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Kaliningrad, Russia
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Riga, Latvia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Krakow, Poland
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Budapest, Hungary
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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 25th (Tue): hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sochi online sightseeing planner.

Hyderabad, India to Sochi is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Sochi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in January: high temperatures in Sochi hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace Square and Kazan Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Sochi to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, St. Petersburg is much colder than Sochi - with highs of -5°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Kaliningrad.

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Kaliningrad, Russia

— 2 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean and then pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in January; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Riga.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, see the interesting displays at House Of The Black Heads, then make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tallinn.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats and then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then make a trip to Toompea Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Tallinn sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Vilnius Old Town and St. Anne's Church. When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately Trakai away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Vilnius takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), have fun and explore at HistoryLand, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

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Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vilnius in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Budapest trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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 Lesser Town. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Spas
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