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1. Posted by ricksinha (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Dear Friends

I want to travel to the following places during the month of October and have accordingly prepared the following Itinerary. I have a few questions.

9.10.2015 Sofia - Ljubljana Night Train
10.10.2015 Ljubjana - Bled Morning Bus
11.10.2015 Bled Free Day
12.10.2015 Bled -Ljubljana Bus
12.10.2015 Ljubljana Free Day
13.10.2015 Ljubljana-Innsbruck Train
13.10.2015 Innsbruck Free Day
14.10.2015 Innsbruck - Vienna
15.10.2015 Vienna Free Day
16.10.2015 Vienna - Bratisalva
17.10.2015 Bratisalva Free Day
18.10.2015 Bratisalva - Budapest
19.10.2015 Budapest Free Day
20.10.2015 Budapest - Prague
21.10.2015 Prague Free Day
22.10.2015 Prague Free Day
23.10.2015 Prague - Amsterdam Flight
24.10.2015 Amsterdam Free Day

1. Should I go to Innsbruck via Ljubljana or via Vienna. Is there a train from Ljubljana to Innsbruck?
2. How do I visit to Tatras Mountains from Bratisalva?
3. Is there trains available from Bratisalva - Budapest and also from Budapest to Prague?

Please feel free to tweak / provide your inputs on the Itinerary

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 1y

For train schedules, check out this Web site: http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/index.shtml

Your current itinerary is too ambitious and will leave you exhausted. Suggest you pare your itinerary to three places: Vienna, Budapest and Prague. It's possible to do Bratislava as a daytrip from Vienna.

Prague is closer to Vienna than Budapest, so the train trip to Prague from Vienna will be shorter.

For discount "Sparschiene" tickets from Vienna to Budapest and Prague, check out Austrian Federal Railways: http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp

If you want to do the Tatras properly, you'll need to travel to both Slovakia and Poland. Since your itinerary only is for 15 days, you don't have enough time to do it.

I've been to all the places you have on your itinerary. Hope this helps.

3. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 653 posts) 1y

I agree it's ambitious but most of it's not a crazy schedule. Some of those travel days only involve about an hours travelling.

I'd say rather that it's practical to do Vienna as a daytrip from bratislava - much cheaper that way round.

Innsbruck is the bit which makes it difficult, I'd trim that out and do the rest:
Ljubliana - (Zagreb) - Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna - Prague.
I'd use the time saved having longer in Budapest, or you could attempt to do the Tatras mountains from Bratislava - although the only centre I've visited is Zakopane and that's a long way from bratislava. Maybe you'd get as good an outdoors time staying longer in Bled and seeing more of the national park there, the Vintgar Gorge or the lakes.

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5. Posted by SJesN (Inactive 6 posts) 1y

Ya I agree it is a little too ambitious. There are both trains and buses from budapest to Prague but buses will take a very long time. Id say spend more days in each city and get a more local feel rather than rushing through attractions. Also there are many food of each country that you need to sample.