We are planning a 20 days trip to Czech and Austria in Dec-Jan. This is our first trip there. We like to take things slowly and hence will not want to squeeze in too many places. Below is the draft itinerary for your comments. Do let us know if we should change any part of the itinerary.
Prague (2 days)
Vienna (4 days)
Hallstatt (2 days)
Salzburg (3 days and most probably will hit Christmas)
Innsbruck (2 days - still not confirmed)
Ceske Budejovice (2 days)
Prague (3 days)
We also have some questions as follows:
i) We plan to travel by trains from the different cities. Is it common to buy any train pass? If not, do we need to book the tickets in advance?
ii) It is a long train journey from Salzburg to Prague, and we understand there is a bus connection which is a lot faster. Is it safe to commute by such buses during winter?
Thanks all for your kind assistance