30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Krakow, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Borovets, Bulgaria
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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 4th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, stop by Lesser Town, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday tool.

London, UK to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Prague is 1 hour. Traveling from London in January, things will get slightly colder in Prague: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, see the interesting displays at Womai, and appreciate the history behind Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Riga.
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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 12th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, admire the landmark architecture of House Of The Black Heads, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Warsaw to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Riga. In January, daytime highs in Riga are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 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.
Tallinn is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary app.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Tallinn, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Petersburg.
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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, ponder the design of Golden Hill Cascade, and have fun and explore at The Shadow Museum.

Plan trip to St. Petersburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin and then see the interesting displays at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary site.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Moscow are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Borovets.
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Borovets, Bulgaria — 2 nights

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at ProX-Treme. On the next day, stroll through Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Borovets road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Borovets takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Borovets. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Budapest.
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, test the waters at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online visit planner.

Getting from Borovets to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Borovets to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, savor the flavors at Wine Tasting Bled, and then get great views at Mala Osojnica. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally visit Ljubljana Old Town.

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Getting from Budapest to Ljubljana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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