Bucharest - Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna - Salzburg - Prague
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 2:18 AM Last Post By: jakubos
Jul 18, 2012 2:30 PM
Bucharest (3 days) then fly to
Budapest (3 days)
Bratislava (1 day)
Vienna (4 days)
Salzburg (4 days) my sister lives here
Prague (3 days)
Just have a few questions:
1. Is it worth going to Bucharest and if so, is 3 days too much time?
2. Are there any other cities we should be visiting and possibly taking a pass or reducing the amount of time in another city on our itinerary?
Any assistance and insight would be appreciated. Thanks....
Jul 19, 2012 3:07 AM
1What a lovely trip. Personally I'd probably find Bucharest indeed the least interesting of these cities, just from my own taste I did not find it that enjoyable. However I went to Brasov to visit Bran's castle and see the Transylvania countryside, which was quite a beautiful excursion (and train journey from Bucharest).
I then took the train to Tirgu Mures, where Wizzair have an airport. The journey took about 7 hours by train, but was not expensive. The reason I went to Tirgu Mures is that you can fly very cheaply to Budapest from there - for around 8 euros. Worth considering, perhaps, but it may be too much of a diversion for you.
Jul 19, 2012 4:44 AM
Jul 19, 2012 4:45 AM
31. It's worth going to Bucharest but three days is too long for it.
Spend one day in Bucharest, then as mentioned above catch a train to Brasov (with a stopover in Sinaia to see Peles palace) in southern Transylvania. In the remaining days visit Brasov and maybe do a side trip to Rasnov fortress+Bran castle.
After that either catch a bus (it's a lot faster than by train) to Targu Mures to fly to Budapest or take one of the Brasov-Budapest overnight trains.
Jul 19, 2012 5:20 AM
Jul 19, 2012 8:30 AM
5Just my two cents - I very much enjoyed my time in Romania, just not Bucharest. Romania is a fascinating country. It's very scenic (in the right places) has a lot of interesting history and can be a great place to explore.
I certainly wouldn't dissuade you from visiting Romania; I just wouldn't spend any time in Bucharest. I've been to Zagreb but not Sofia. I wouldn't recommend either over a visit to the Transylvania region.
Jul 23, 2012 2:18 AM
6Moreover I think one day is not enough for Bratislava :) Try to rethink this unless you do not want to make only a superfast sightseeing.
Look here: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/places/sightseeing - there is planty to do and those are only just the must-see spots.
I also prepared some free sightseeing trips map: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/tours/free-tours so you do not have to wander in the city.
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