I want to see these three fascinating cities next year (probably April/May time), and I just thought I would throw it out there despite knowing generally what I will be doing, for some advice/steerage, mainly involving timings/travel.
I plan to leave the UK on the Eurostar for Brussels (I understand that you can buy a ticket that includes travel to Bruges too but haven't worked out how to do this on the site).
I would spend three days/four nights in Bruges (probably Saturday to Tuesday, checking out Wednesday).
I would then get back to Brussels and board a train/trains to Berlin. I have found a good site www.loco2.com and found that if I book a ticket at the right time (3 months less one day) before travel I can get it for around €40, which sounds good to me.
Once in Berlin, I would spend 5 full days/6 nights there. Any recommendations for budget accommodation that's also pretty central to the main sights? I understand Berlin isn't quite as concentrated in that way like other cities, but somewhere reasonably convenient with minimal need for public transport would be ideal. I like walking through cities.
This covers Weds to Monday.
I check out on Tuesday and catch a train to Prague. I haven't, as yet, ascertained the fare for this, but obviously, I want a good deal. I wouldn't be looking at paying more than €50-60 (a one-way ticket).
Then four full days and five nights in Prague before catching a flight back to the UK. 12 full days, three spent moving (excluding flight back) and 15 nights.
Any tweaks anyone would make to this trip? I am debating swapping the 6 nights/5 nights Berlin/Prague around, or perhaps even doing only two full days/three nights in Bruges and having six full nights each in the latter two larger cities. Is this wise or do I have my timings about right?
I am interested in the historical sights, architecture, scenery (I will see most of this on the train as my bases are all urban - understood!), as well as good food and beer at good prices, a central location in each city so I can walk as much as possible. How expensive/inexpensive are the three cities for food/drink/transport within them etc?
Any advice/anecdotes/tweaks/thumbs up at my stickman itinerary would be gratefully received! :)
(It's possible I will have company - just one other person - but I will probably be travelling solo).