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1. Posted by diassfd (Budding Member, 31 posts) 15 Jan '13 06:44

Dear travelers,

I’m planning a euro trip alone in June next summer.

I’m 25 years old and here’s what I decided. I love visiting old cities, small towns, museums, nature…

I’ll begin with Paris, I already lived there for 3 years, so I’m not going to stay in it more than 1 day.
I’ll head to Amsterdam for 3 days, then return to Paris, and head to Krakow (Poland), from there I’ll go to Vienna (mostly by train) and then to Bratislava. I’ll spend between 2 to 3 days in each city.

Finally I’ll go back to Paris and Head to Oslo for 3 days. I’ll meet some friends, but most of the trip I’ll be alone, I already traveled alone to Portugal and it was great.

I’d like to have your opinion on this trip. Is Vienna an expensive city? I’m not yet sure about Bratislava, do you think I should skip it or is it worth the visit?

Thank you very much

2. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 303 posts) 15 Jan '13 14:27

Hi,

Yes Vienna is expensive. It's about an hour from Bratislava by train, so you could always base yourself in Bratislava and day-trip in to Vienna.

Krakow's lovely. I once did a bicycle tour there, just a couple of hours but it worked very well as you got a wider range round the city than you would on foot. Trip out to the salt mines was also very good.

Bratislava - I liked. Fairly low-key but friendly and interesting. Lots of street sculptures. Castle nice. Took a bus to the TV tower, long walk through the woods to the tower then a free ride to the bar at the top and great views over the city and countryside. Took a boat ride on the Danube, walked over the bridge through the park to a shopping mall to wander round. If you like these sort of low-key sights, it's a lovely city.

Oslo's also lovely, good choice. The museums over at Bygdoy are good - there are 5 in all, the kon-tiki's good, and if you know anything about viking history then the viking ship museum is jaw-dropping. A nice viewpoint is take the metro to Holmenkollen ski jump stadium, or further to the end of the same line and walk to the tv tower through the forest (there's a theme developing here!) from the top you can see to Sweden on a clear day. I liked the wartime resistance museum at Akershus too. If you'd like to see Munch's The Scream you can see it for free at the National Gallery rather than paying at the Munch Museum - but that tip may well be out of date! I'm sure one of the originals has been stolen since then!

3. Posted by diassfd (Budding Member, 31 posts) 16 Jan '13 08:41

Thank you very much for your answer!

The information was really helpful! Can you tell me of a good hotel to choose in Bratislava and Vienna? all hotels have good and bad reviews which makes it hard to decide.

Thanks!

4. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 303 posts) 16 Jan '13 10:06

We stayed at the Ibis in Bratislava, right next to the castle and near the old town, about 15 minutes walk from the railway station. We were very happy with it. Some reviews had talked about noise from the trams but when we went (last summer) they had that line closed.

5. Posted by EU_Backpacker (Budding Member, 6 posts) 16 Jan '13 21:47

The plan sounds good to me. I have been in Bratislava and it is damn cheap! But there isn't anything much to see there. I would say Vienna would be a better choice, albeit a bit more expensive... If you have been to Paris (lived there as you said, you may not find Vienna to be way different), so you may choose a German city like Munich or Berlin instead (Berlin is very cheap and there is soooo much history to be explored and a good party place as well).