11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Palace Square and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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 ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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nights
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 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then have some family-friendly fun at Bubble Football & More by Bumper Ball Experiences, and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krakow travel planner.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Krakow in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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