These 8 cities doable in 2 weeks? 3 weeks?

How is renting a car in Europe, and then driving it to several countries?

Is it better to do all this by train? I was thinking Krakow -> Prague -> Munich -> Milan -> Venice -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Split

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Confine yourself and you'll have a much better time where you'll be able to see and experience a lot more. Pic related is my suggestion with two alternate routes, but feel free to continue to Split from Venezia if you really want to.

    Do you just want to see the cities themselves or actually stop and visit things on the way? 2 weeks isn't that much time, in my opinion 2 weeks is just enough for 3 cities with a daytrip here and there. There's a TON of stuff to stop and see between Budapest and Vienna, and between Vienna and Munich, and probably 2 weeks of stuff to see on the trip from Munich to Verona alone. Do NOT go to Milan, drive the proper path to Verona by Bolzano and Trento down Lake Garda.

    Cut down your trip, even if you do spend 3 weeks you wont have time for all of this. Is the goal to cross as many borders as possible or to have a cool holiday?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry, here it is.

      >How is renting a car in Europe, and then driving it to several countries?
      They'll charge you an extra fee for driving in other countries. For Germany/Austria/Italy it isn't too bad, but in eastern europe it quickly gets expensive. If you plan to pick the car up in Krakow and leave it in Croatia expect a huge extra payment. Train would probably be cheaper, but you wont be able to see stuff in between cities. It is up to you.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Interesting, thank you. I've taken these sort of trips around the US, but never anywhere else. Like Denver -> Albuquerque -> El Paso -> Tucson -> Phoenix -> Las Vegas -> LA -> San Francisco in two weeks, but it's easier in the US I'd imagine. I've been to Europe and driven like this, I've only been on quick trips to a few countries.

        Why would you skip Milan btw?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I've been to Europe and driven like this
          I've *never* been to Europe and driven like this

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Why would you skip Milan btw?
          i personally love milan but a lot of people get filtered by it yet i would assume - it has larger areas of congestion apart from the historic areas, it is out of the way when there are amazing alternatives in terms of beauty the corridor he proposed
          munich to verona is amazing

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I see, interesting, thank you.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>How is renting a car in Europe, and then driving it to several countries?
        >They'll charge you an extra fee for driving in other countries. For Germany/Austria/Italy it isn't too bad, but in eastern europe it quickly gets expensive.
        Depends on where you rent, actually, and from which company. I rent from Europcar out of Switzerland for international road trips all the time and have never been charged extra to cross borders, just encouraged to get the more comprehensive insurance (which I always do if I am going to drive in Italy, anyway, because I don’t think I have ever escaped an Italian road trip without at least a small scratch or dent). But it’s true that one-way rentals are going to limit your options and increase your prices by a lot.

        https://i.imgur.com/IFCsB2M.jpg

        How is renting a car in Europe, and then driving it to several countries?

        Is it better to do all this by train? I was thinking Krakow -> Prague -> Munich -> Milan -> Venice -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Split

        To OP, the train vs car question is largely one of personal preference. Inside your cities you’re probably not going to want a car at all (inner-city European driving and parking is more expensive hassle than transit nearly everywhere) so it’s really only your best option if you want to save a little time, increase schedule flexibility, or spend a lot of time in the countryside around or between the places on the list.

        As far as time, two weeks is in my opinion too fast to hit all of those places without really rushing; three weeks is totally feasible but also not a relaxed pace. I would shave off at least a couple of places or content yourself with scurrying. Not my personal idea of a fun trip but I get that many places fast is something people can enjoy.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The solution is to drop off the Car at the same place you picked it up. The fee charged for crossing countries will be negligible

        Also op you don't realize it, but there are countless beautiful natural spots and super nice lesser known smaller towns that your trip does not include. You're basically visiting every tourist hot-spot in that area.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >These 8 cities doable in 2 weeks?

    No.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you had to pick 4 European cities to visit, what would they be? What would your top 2 be?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        From the selection in your map? Vienna, Budapest, Prague. Trieste so it doesn't look like a completely basic bitch itinerary.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Vienna, Budapest, Prague.
          All the same city, same designer, same empire. Why do Americans do this?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            They're all that similar? How would you rank the three?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          What if you were to expand it to all of Europe, just out of curiosity?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Çabër, Tătărăștii de Jos, Shchelyayur, Lutepää

            I'm a Real Traveller™ though. Stay at your containment destinations.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            is the goal to visit several countries? Only into cities? What about beautiful road trip stops or interesting things that aren't on every list.
            because there are many famous road trips that maybe pass through one or two cities but visit several beautiful towns and villages plus natural beauty.
            Some are established travel meme routes some are just beautiful regions in general.
            It seems you're most into central Europe.
            Renting a car is very freeing for sights outside of cities.
            But if only doing major cities, train in between can be more chill - depending on luggage. Having a car in a major city without guaranteed parking can be annoying.

            Assuming touring by car, potential interesting areas
            Romantic road germany - tourist path in bavaria will pass through Munich. Non-exhaustive but things on the road or nearby neuschwanstein castle, nuremberg, rothenburg ob der tauber is a very popular tourist town, wurzburg maybe

            the black forest region nice for a road trip. not too far out the way is Hohenzollern Castle. Heidelberg and Freiburg im Breisgau are both nice looking small cities between that area.
            There is the rhine valley and moselle valley of beautiful road trip places. Nearby Eltz castle. There are many more castles in germany but ive said the 3 most famous.
            This area is just north of Alscace France - a distincitve region, Strasbourg and Colmar are their two biggest cities.

            North of Prague there is "bohemian switzerland' and on the german side "saxon switzerland"

            South of Krakow there is Tatras mountains.

            North of milan there is the italian lake district. Bergamo is a nearby city with a nice old town.
            Italian dolomites and veneto region to continue north east of the lakes and a route on the way to venice is amazing. Which could also be accessed going south from munich.

            Not far from munich you can get to salzburg, and nearby is austrian lake district

            If it was autumn i'd say roadtrip andalusia - seville, coroba, grenada, malaga, with pueblos blancos

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Thank you 🙂

              >doing a complete turn to avoid Slovenia
              well fuck you to

              lol google auto routed me that way, I'm not 100% sticking to anything yet, I'm trying to weigh my options given the time I'm limited by.

  3. 4 months ago
    sage™

    >cities

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t understand this line of thinking
      it’s like telling someone who’s never been to the US that they should visit Fresno, CA or some backwater town in West Virginia instead of going to NYC, LA, or SF (which, despite what the neck beards on here say, are world class cities with much to offer).
      You fucking loser

      • 4 months ago
        sage™

        >implying there are only artificial places in the world

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why wouldn't you want to visit cities in Europe, that have very rich histories?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            because he’s a kissless virgin autist who doesn’t know how to socialize outside of a Mongolian Crab fishing forum

          • 4 months ago
            sage™

            >easy and trivial tourist traps
            fuck off, i'm a real traveller not a normie tourist

          • 4 months ago
            sage™

            >going to trivial concrete shitholes to take pictures with your chinese phone at old buildings and tourist trap landmarks
            the absolute state of city rats

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          you don’t get my point, but you’re clearly autistic so I sympathize

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >West Virginia
        based

        >NYC, LA, or SF
        cringe

        >which, despite what the neck beards on here say, are world class
        shitholes
        >with much to offer
        including concrete buildings, morons, trash and rainbow crossings

        you fucking normie

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do the world a favor and stick to your little Walmart company town shit hole outside of Baton Rouge
          >oh no! a black guy!
          Do you even realize how big of a pussy you sound like? You’ll avoid the great cities of the world because what? You might run into a big scary nig? You fucking cuck

          • 4 months ago
            sage™

            >the great cities of the world
            are concrete shitholes and tourist traps for normies and plebbitors
            fuck off room-temperature iq normie, i don't go to the other side of the world to take photos with a chinese phone at old buildings

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >NYC, LA, or SF
        >world class
        LMFAO

        >what are day trips
        The state of sighsee

        >day trips
        >on a two week trip to 8 cities.
        Americans really are bad at maths.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >what are day trips
      The state of sighsee

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get yourself more time and more money and start a trip without much of planning. That's the best way. You can't? Too bad, travel like a pleb.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >american bros be like
    If you only have two weeks just pick one country MAYBE 2 if the second is small like Slovenia and stay in those

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why? I take these sort of trips in the US all the time?

      It may be overkill in Europe, but I don't mind fast paced trips. You can get a lot in if you're out all day constantly doing something. I work an office job sitting around all day, so I don't mind the change of pace on vacation.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would just do Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and make it like 3 weeks. These cities deserve spending time on them. you can do most of the things in these cities in a 4-5 days without burning yourself out.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aussie thinking of touring around Europe, what is actually the best way to get around though. The trains are more expensive than the planes and the planes are pain in the ass. Is bus the best bet?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      flix bus is cheap, overnight, inconvenient stations

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Trains are nearly always my favorite way to get around in Europe if I’m not in a hurry and mostly visiting larger towns—Way more comfortable than bus or plane, basically no security rigamarole, reliably drop off in the city center rather than half an hour or farther away by possibly expensive cab (of course, many European airports have attached train stations, or at least bus services, but either is probably going to add at least an hour to your door-to-door travel time).

      Road trips are fun if you’re interested in countryside/small villages, scenic routes, or great schedule flexibility, but inside cities or significant towns driving and parking are usually awful.

      Buses are fast and cheap and that’s about it. Aforementioned Flixbus is extremely cheap—international travel for €10 or less—but I love myself too much to ever want to spend more than a couple of hours on a bus. And as above poster notes, “stations” may be in weird, out-of-the-way, or sketchy places. The stop for my home city in Switzerland is in a parking lot by a shopping center in an adjacent town in Germany. In that case, it’s fine—it’s across the street from a tram stop that gets you over the border and into the city center in about twenty minutes. But I know that some of their stops are harder to find and kind of in the middle of nowhere.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >but I love myself too much to ever want to spend more than a couple of hours on a bus.

        Flixbus is comfier than most non-high-speed trains in Germany imo.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Flixbus is comfier than most non-high-speed trains in Germany imo.
          Smaller seats, though. surely? I rarely use DB trains apart from one of their ICE routes that is sometimes my best option to the Zürich airport, and that’s only just over an hour away. I spend more time on Swiss, Italian, and French (TGV) rail and have no complaints, perhaps apart from when the French are striking. Swiss trains are particularly good IMO.

          When I want to travel for stupid cheap in limited comfort I just hold my nose and use Easyjet.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >doing a complete turn to avoid Slovenia
    well fuck you to

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    fuk milan, dirty shithole of a city

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I live in Milan and I second this.
      The city itself it's beautiful and has dozens of activities to offer, probably the best nightlife in Italy (except in summer where the coasts gets to be the protagonists), the highest level of infrastructure compared to other Italian cities and a living economy that leaves space to auto-organized youth projects. If you like underground culture Milano is the place to be in Italy, if you like contemporary architecture Milano has some impressive works and it's way ahead than the rest of the country, if you like art expositions Milan is the heart of a very rich and stable transit of pieces of the most important artists ever, renting operas from all over the world and relying just slightly on his own art patrimony + underdogs will always find in Milan some spots to show their pieces. Apart from that the big Paris/Wien like imperial avenues are few, lots of comfy palaces that are not promoted at all as touristic attractions and the main touristic attractions are cool but few and crowded by a mix of locals, arabs and tourists. Milano is a living city but in Italy it gets outclassed on the beauty side by dozens of other people, even way smaller realities give you better vibes.

      https://i.imgur.com/IFCsB2M.jpg

      How is renting a car in Europe, and then driving it to several countries?

      Is it better to do all this by train? I was thinking Krakow -> Prague -> Munich -> Milan -> Venice -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Split

      If I where you i would use Milan as a camobase and explore the surrounding during the day: Bergamo, Pavia, Monza, virtually half of the cities on the coast of Lakes of Como, Garda and Maggiore, those are all wonderful places worth visit during the day, leaving the night to spend in the vibrant Milan.

      Also i don't understand the order of the cities you want to visit, if you did: Wien, Budapest, Split, Ljubljana/Trieste, Venice, Milan, Munich, Prague instead you would save like 400 km of road

Your email address will not be published.