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Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

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Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

We must decide between a)5-6 days road trip through Estonia,Latvia & Lithuania and b) 5-6 day road trip between Krakow& southern part of Poland and Czech Rep and the Bohemia area(Chesky Krumlov etc.)

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1. Re: Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

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2. Re: Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

Oops sorry! My question was: Which option would you choose and why? Balcans or Southern parts of Poland & Czech Rep.?

We are from South Africa and have very little practical knowledge of Central Europe. We love nature , art & architecture. We hate tourist traps. We love the real locals and the places they eat and visit.

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3. Re: Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

There's a difference between Balcans and Baltics, you mean Baltics in this case ;).

I'd say that probably Poland and Czech Republic are a bit more developed for tourists, whereas in the Baltic countryside things are at most focused on local tourism. There are many beautiful places which you can enjoy all by yourself, without being bothered by other tourists.

So if it's peace and quiet you want, then go for the Baltics.

5 to 6 days is not that much by the way. From Tallinn to Vilnius is probably something like 600km, but you shouldn't just drive in a straight line, so expect to do 1000km at least, and that's already a lot for 5-6 days :).

Also, do you want to drive from A through B to C or from A through B and C and back to A? Leaving a rental car in another country is usually very costly.

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4. Re: Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

You will get more out of a 'Road Trip' (are you driving?) in the Baltics. Less traffic, areas are very accessible.

If you want a bit more excitement, head to Poland and Czech Rep - although the distances will be greater and the traffic annoying. When are you travelling?

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5. Re: Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

Thanks Oravad & EE-Wover for your input.

We have now decided that Krakow, BRNO, Slavonice and Mikulov then Chesky Krumlov and down to Vienna would be a nice route to follow.

Some say that BRNO is much cheaper and less busy than Prague. I suppose they have the same rivalry as with Warsaw vs Krakow

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6. Re: Baltics vs Southern Poland & Czech Rep

Nice choice - Brno is a great spot, in many ways, preferable to Prague. Since you will be in the general region, I have to suggest you don't miss Bratislava or Olomouc though!

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