17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Warsaw, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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Budapest, Hungary
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, get engrossed in the history at State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, then stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and finally explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery.

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New York City, USA to Moscow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to Moscow. Expect colder weather when traveling from New York City in November: highs in Moscow hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum and then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Palace on the Island, make a trip to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Fly from St. Petersburg to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, Warsaw is a bit warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 44°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Krakow are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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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, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

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Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Tours
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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, stop by Lesser Town, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and meet the residents at Prague Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
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