19 days in Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  20​h
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade online trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Belgrade is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in March, things will get colder in Belgrade: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Knez Mihailova ©
Knez Mihailova

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. Head to Koller Gallery and Vaci Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Dorotheum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), view the masterpieces at Galerie Kaiblinger, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

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Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at House of the Dyed Cloth, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

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

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.
On the 18th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally shop like a local with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and finally contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Barbakan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

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Side Trip

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peterhof Grand Palace. The State Hermitage Museum and Kazan Cathedral will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, take in the exciting artwork at Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden, make a trip to Palace Square, and shop like a local with MARS Center.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In March, St. Petersburg is slightly colder than Krakow - with highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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