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1. Posted by MaxineK (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I am still in the process of planning my trip to Europe with my family (Mum, Dad and my sister).
So far, the itinerary looks like this. We will be there for a month from early December to early January.

- Greece (Athens, Mykonos & probably Santorini)
- Croatia (Dubrovnik & Split)
- Hungary (Budapest)
- Czech Republic (Prague)
- Netherlands (Amsterdam)

What do you think?

I am very open to any suggestions of places to stay or sites to see.
I will be mixing it up with Hotels and Hostels or possibly even apartments :)
Also, with regards to transportation, any suggestions on best ways of getting between each of the countries?

Thank-you! I would appreciate anything you would have to add :)


2. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

flying is your best option... i duno about rail links between budapest and prague, you can prolly do it fairly easily, but ive never done it so cant comment! but the rest of the places you wanna go are far enough away from each other that the only thing thats not gonna waste your time is flying...

i think a month is enough for those places... amsterdam, budapest and prague only need about 3 days each, the others i dont know...

if you found you had some spare time you could make some daytrips out of the cities, in prague you can go to cesky krumlov, which is prolly too far for a day trip, itd be a long day anyway haha! i stayed at A-plus hostel in prague and it was GREAT! goood facilities, the restaurant is cheap and on weekends open till 5am! the beers are cheap there, its clean and spacey, and secure! amsterdam you can go to delft, alkmaar, volendam, rotterdam... or go camping on one of the islands eg texel.

ive heard you should go to the islands when you go to croatia, so maybe factor that in for a few days??

3. Posted by MaxineK (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your help Jaxstar84. I checked out the website for the accomodation you recommended for Prague - looks pretty good
This may seem like a silly question but I am from Australia, I don't know the language at all of the places I am visiting (I just know some French & Japanese) - how will that go regarding getting around etc?


4. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

im australian too :)
youll be fine... the places youre going are pretty well touristed and so you shouldnt have too much trouble with the language... i speak dutch and german and find that most of the time people choose english when i ask them if theyd prefer english or german. just make sur eyou have a map with you and a guidebook or something, then you dont need to ask around too much ;) it also helps when youre ordering food, cos sometimes you have no idea what it is, and youll get tripe soup or something (happened to a friend in prague :D).