11 days in Russia, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

11 days in Russia, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palace Square and then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Yelagin Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kronshtadt City Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg driving holiday planning site.

Amritsar, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in April, expect St. Petersburg to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Artel or Manufaktura. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, view the masterpieces at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6.5 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in April; daily highs in Prague reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Central Market Hall and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, shop like a local with Vaci Street, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

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

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Nature

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.