11 days in Russia, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

11 days in Russia, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

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11 days in Russia, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Amritsar, India
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Amritsar, India

3
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.
On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and then see the interesting displays at St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kronshtadt City Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder.

Amritsar, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Amritsar in April, with highs in St. Petersburg at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Square and St. Vitus Cathedral. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town (Stare Mesto), stop by Manufaktura, view the masterpieces at National Gallery in Prague - Kinský Palace, and shop like a local with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague sightseeing planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in April: high temperatures in Prague hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market Hall or Herend Shop. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, and contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
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Halaszbastya
Thermal Spas

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