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Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

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Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

Hello,

My friend and I will be travelling to Central Europe. Would appreciate your advice on the feasibility of the itinerary:

6 Sep Arrive in Budapest 9am. Sleep in Budapest

7 Sep More of Budapest. Sleep in Budapest

8 Sep More of Budapest. Leave for Vienna on night train.

9 Sep Arrive Vienna in the morning. Sleep in Vienna

10 Sep Vienna

11 Sep Vienna - Prague. Sleep in Prague

12 Sep More of Prague

13 Sep Prague. Night train to Krakow, Poland.

14 Sep Arrive in Krakow.

15 Sep Krakow - side trip to Auschwitz concentration camp. Sleep in Krakow

16 Sep Krakow - Warsaw

17 Sep More of Warsaw

18 Sep Warsaw - Munich (flight)

19 Sep Munich - maybe side trip to Salzburg, Austria.

20 Sep Munich - Oktoberfest

21 Sep More of Munich. Taking 7pm flight home.

Our main interests are history and culture.

If anyone has some ideas, I would love to hear about it!

Thank you.

Dalyn

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1. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

I just hope you CAN get a decent sleep on the overnight trains - otherwise you will be exhausted! As it is, so much in the time risks becoming a blur.

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2. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

I agree about night trains. You never know who's going to be talking loudly in the corridor, or in your room from the other bunks! I always take a sleeping pill to guarantee (as much as possible) a reasonable night's sleep. It does save a night's lodging cost, and also covers lots of miles, so night trains can be a great idea.

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3. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

There is no night train Bud to Vienna.....

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4. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

I would suggest replacing Auschwitz trip with Wieliczka Salt Mine (or Bochnia Salt Mine)

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5. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

Not sure why geo is suggesting that, but fyi it's possible to do both the camps and Wieliczka in one long day with, eg Krakow Tours.co.uk.

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6. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

I am looking forward to Auschwitz concentration camp. Below is my revised itinerary after reading all useful tips from the folks in TA.

Budapest - Krakow - Prague - Cesky Krumlov - Vienna - Salzburg - Munich

6 Sep Arrive Budapest morning

7 Sep Budapest

8 Sep Budapest - Night train to Krakow

9 Sep Krakow (Salt Mine - former Jewish ghetto of Kazimierz)

10 Sep Krakow (side trip to Auschwitz-Birenau)

11 Sep Krakow (Old Town and Wawel Castle) Night train to Prague

12 Sep Prague

13 Sep Prague

14 Sep Prague - Cesky Krumlov

15 Sep Cesky Krumlov - Vienna

16 Sep Vienna

17 Sep Vienna

18 Sep Vienna - Salzburg

19 Sep Salzburg - Munich

20 Sep Munich (Oktoberfest)

21 Sep Munich - fly home, evening/night flight.

Is this more feasible?

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7. Re: Feasibility of 2-week itinerary to Central Europe

9 Sept - the old Jewish Quarter is Kazimierz, now in part a thriving are of bars and cafes. Podgorze, across the river, is the site of the Ghetto and where you'll find Ghetto Heroes Square, the Schindler Factory, the site of Plaszow camp and the remains of the quarry. Time it right and you can join the free afternoon walking tour at 14:30 from outside St Mary's Basilica.

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