Hello, travel experts,
A friend and I are planning 13-nights trip to the countries mentioned above in Aug - Sept timeframe and would like help/suggestions on itinerary, best mode of transportation, # of days in each location. Also would like to know if trying to squeeze in Budapest is worth it or not? My friend would really like to do all four - Croatia, Austria, Prague and Budapest, but I can skip the Budapest. We like culture, food, wine, going to places where locals go, some night life, beach, hiking, few popular touristy things.
So far I am thinking 6 or 7 nights in Croatia with day trips to Bosnia & Montenegro.
5 nights in Austria and 2 nights in Prague. My questions are
1. Is there room for Budapest somewhere?
2. What is the best option to get from Croatia to Vienna?
3. Does it make sense to stay in the Vienna the whole time and rent car to go hiking, wine country, Salzburg, Hallstat? or should we split 5 days in two different locations?
4. What is the best option to get from Vienna to Prague?
Appreciate any suggestions.