20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, admire the landmark architecture of Vitebskiy Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg road trip website.

Doha, Qatar to St. Petersburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in September; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Annunciation, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow tour itinerary app.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Moscow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

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 7th (Tue), explore the galleries of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Warsaw holiday planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Warsaw. When traveling from Moscow in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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.
Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Eger (The Basilica, Dobo Square, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

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