8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palace Square and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Russian Museum.

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London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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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

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip site.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

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

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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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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