15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Krakow online sightseeing planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Krakow is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Krakow, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, things will get cooler in Krakow: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip builder .

You can fly from Krakow to Vilnius in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Krakow to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Krakow in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vilnius: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Palace Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Faberge Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg route planner .

You can fly from Vilnius to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vilnius in March, with highs in St. Petersburg at 2°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Palace Square
Palace Square

2
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 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally wander the streets of Hradcany.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning app .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague is minus 2 hours. In March, Prague is a bit warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Former Fink Cafe ©
Former Fink Cafe

2
nights
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 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest route maker app .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 14th (Sat), wander the streets of Skadarlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. March in Belgrade sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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