8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
End: Bengaluru, India

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Charles Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague route website .

Bengaluru, India to Prague is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Prague due to the time zone difference. In May, Prague is colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Room Escape Games

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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 17th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, then join the crowd at Gokarting Center, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wieliczka Salt Mine. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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