Travels in Sept '10
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 7, 2010 2:38 AM Last Post By: alan1972
Apr 5, 2010 4:01 PM
Travels in Sept '10Hi,
I'll be travelling around former Yugoslavia in early September - is it a necessity to have booked accommodation in each of my destinations? Its just that I'm a bit wary of booking hostels/private rooms just in case we get delayed somewhere and want to stay extra days.
My plan is:
Skopje and Ohrid
to Munich for Oktoberfest (we'll book this in advance anyway).
We're three guys which makes it slightly less flexible. I think we'll book places up to Podgorica but from then on I'm a bit iffy about booking places. We would be staying 2 days in the major cities and 1 day in each of the smaller towns.
Apr 6, 2010 11:12 AM
1Drop Podgorica - there's literally not point. Skopje is also pretty uninteresting. Zagreb can be passed through quickly (I wouldn't even bother staying there, you can go straight from Beograd to Ljubljana). I've also heard that Pristina isn't that neat... That clears up some time to be a little bit less intense. Note that traveling around former-Yu takes a very long time. If you only spend one night in the smaller towns, you aren't even going to see them -- you'll arrive too late and leave too early to actually bother going. A better itinerary might be:
Budva (via overnight from Beograd)
Split (back to Croatia)
Ljubljana (via a fairly long day of travel from Split - Zagreb - Ljubljana)
You shouldn't need to book in advance for many places in the region but if you're going to be arriving in the evening, you might be very pleased that you did book in advance.
Apr 6, 2010 1:30 PM
2I generally wouldn't bother booking in advapnce in September in these countries. However bear in mind that some of the places you mention have a rather limited choice of tourist accommodation, e.g. Podgorica and Skopje.
Generally your route seems rather city-heavy but presumably you have your reasons for wanting to visit places like Podgorica rather than, for example, the Croatian islands or Julian Alps.
Apr 6, 2010 2:14 PM
3Does Dubrovnik or anywhere in Montenegro need to be booked in advance?
Yes my plan is a bit city-heavy but thats kinda the aim and I'm a city type of person. I'm planning to leave Split and the Croatian islands for a proper holiday another time. I don't plan to stay long in Skopje, Pristina and Podgorica anyway but we'll overnight in all of them to get a feel for the place as they're along the way. I'd say I won't be going through some of the countries again for a long time after this trip so might as well see as much as I can.
Apr 6, 2010 2:20 PM
4Budva and Kotor are only half an hour apart so there no real need to stay in both. As for Podgorica, last time I was there it was dominated by business-type accommodation as tourists don't normally want to stay there, I don't know if that's still the case.
Apr 6, 2010 4:11 PM
5Thanks for the info Alan.
When we stay in Budva we can visit Sveti Stefan and maybe Bar.
In Kotor, we'll go mountain biking and visit Perast before moving on to Dubrovnik. So I think its do-able to stay in both.
From the sounds of it, Podgorica is like Bratislava - you can see it anything worth seeing within about 3 hrs. I like to visit capital cities so thats why its on the list.
Apr 6, 2010 5:00 PM
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