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1. Posted by zoire (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

We will fly into Milan and fly out of Prague, then stop over for one day in Amsterdam.

What does everyone think? Should I squeeze Budapest into the route?

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 2y

I think that's a question only you can answer, you know your travel style.

Personally your present itinerary of 5 major cities in only two weeks is too much, adding a sixth city would be nuts - but that's just me, everyone travels differently.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Quoting zoire

We will fly into Milan and fly out of Prague, then stop over for one day in Amsterdam.

What does everyone think? Should I squeeze Budapest into the route?

I think your route looks pretty good as it is, with two full days between travelling is ideal for a taster.

Adding Budapest gives you another day on the road & one less day in a city & you also have to decide how to fit Budapest in. Skip Saltzburg or not?

So - I would choose either Saltzburg or Budapest, but not both.

Budapest is more driving ( I am presuming you are going by road ), but Venice to Saltzburg it looks like you drive through the mountains & that would be the clincher for me. I just love mountain scenery.

I would save Budapest for another day.

Happy travels.

Steve

4. Posted by zoire (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Thanks everyone for your insightful comments! I can see now how squeezing in Budapest would be troublesome.

Steve, we are actually planning on going by train between the cities, as i thought that would be both cheaper and faster. Is that a wrong assumption?

5. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Quoting zoire

Thanks everyone for your insightful comments! I can see now how squeezing in Budapest would be troublesome.

Steve, we are actually planning on going by train between the cities, as i thought that would be both cheaper and faster. Is that a wrong assumption?

When I was looking at your route with Google Maps I did not see a train from Venice to Saltzburg. Maybe there is . The Man In Seat 61 will probably tell us.

Steve

6. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Quoting hasbeen

Quoting zoire

Thanks everyone for your insightful comments! I can see now how squeezing in Budapest would be troublesome.

Steve, we are actually planning on going by train between the cities, as i thought that would be both cheaper and faster. Is that a wrong assumption?

When I was looking at your route with Google Maps I did not see a train from Venice to Saltzburg. Maybe there is . The Man In Seat 61 will probably tell us.

Steve

Yes - it's doable. Man in Seat 61 again Change at Innsbruck or Option 2, Venice to Salzburg by day trains on the late afternoon departure via Villach...

That sounds good too.

Happy Travels

Steve

7. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Quoting zoire

Thanks everyone for your insightful comments! I can see now how squeezing in Budapest would be troublesome.

Steve, we are actually planning on going by train between the cities, as i thought that would be both cheaper and faster. Is that a wrong assumption?

This site has more train advice Salzburg by locals & a do not know of a bus that does the trip. I was assuming you were driving by car, don't know why I assumed that as I mostly take a train myself.

Happy travels.

Steve

8. Posted by zoire (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

That's great! Thanks Steve that is really awesome of you!

I am planning on booking some places with airbnb.com and maybe splurge and stay at a hotel in Prague. Is that a sound plan? or is there any other option I can and should look into?

Oh, and does anyone know about the cellphone situation in Europe? Can I buy a pre-paid sim card that will give me coverage for the whole europe?

9. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Quoting zoire

That's great! Thanks Steve that is really awesome of you!

I am planning on booking some places with airbnb.com and maybe splurge and stay at a hotel in Prague. Is that a sound plan? or is there any other option I can and should look into?

Oh, and does anyone know about the cellphone situation in Europe? Can I buy a pre-paid sim card that will give me coverage for the whole europe?

Hi,

Glad to be of help. The Man at Seat 61 has a built fantastic site, A real work of art.

There are lots of accommodation sites around but TP itself has one right to hand Accommodation button for Prague

They are just updating it a bit so give them some feedback

Sorry - cannot help with the cellphone bit but someone will know some thing. Try a search on the TP forum & see what pops up, or Google a question or two.

Happy travels.

Steve

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Sep-2014, at 06:40 by hasbeen ]

10. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 2y

This might help with the SIM card situation: http://www.travellerspoint.com/sim-cards.cfm

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5 stops on this trip

  1. Milan, Lombardy, Italy
    20 Oct-22 Oct
  2. Venice, Veneto, Italy
    22 Oct-25 Oct
  3. Salzburg, Austria
    25 Oct-29 Oct
  4. Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
    29 Oct-02 Nov
  5. Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
    02 Nov-03 Nov