We would be grateful for help on planning our trip in this region. We are likely to fly from England to Vienna and we definitely want to do some hiking in the High Tatras but are struggling with a good itinerary for 12-14 days. We thought something like... Vienna for a night or two, then Bratislava for a night, then High Tatras (Kosice?), then Spis castle, then Budapest and then back to Vienna. But it would be nice to go to some places inbetween or to get recommendations for some other places. Is it easy to visit Krakow from the HIgh Tatras? And how to travel? Is a car necessary? It would be nice to go by train or bus but is it expensive? And how do you get around without a car in the High Tatras?
So lots of questions! But any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.