30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
6
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
9
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights

3
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.
Green Devil's Absinth Bar & Shop has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague travel route builder.

Washington DC, USA to Prague is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: highs in Prague hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally visit Bratislava Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Grassalkovich Palota, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, thensnap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), thenpause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava online trip maker.

Drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Budapest travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Thermal Spas

4
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw visit website.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Warsaw sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

3
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate the long history of House of the Black Heads, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riga online visit planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Riga by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Riga. In January in Riga, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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 museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

4
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Red Square, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, thensteep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, and then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow online trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Moscow, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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