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13 nights in Austria and Prague

Hi all! My fiancé and I planned our honeymoon next October for 13 nights, flying into Vienna and out of Prague. (we got a killer deal on airfare)

Tentatively planning our route: Vienna - Hallstatt - Salzburg - Cesky Krumlov - Prague

Any advice on whether this route seems logical and how many days we should spend in each?? Places to stay or see? I am open to alternative ideas as well, (Bavaria?)

Thank you!

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With just 13 nights I would not be adding Bavaria. I would divide this way:
Vienna 5 nights (more nights there because you will be getting over jet lag).
Hallstatt 1 night
Salzburg 2 nights
Cesky Krumlov 1 night
Prague 4 nights.

Posted by
178 posts

Skip Hallstatt.It's over-rated in my opinion. Overrun with full tour buses.

But in answer to your question, we went from Vienna to Hallstatt and onto CK and then Prague. We should have omitted Hallstatt and added an extra day in Prague.

A great way to travel in that part of Europe is by shuttle vans.

We used CK shuttle. Great prices and door-to-door service.

We spent 5 days in Vienna,2 nights in Hallstatt, 2 nights in CK and 4 nights in Prague and then we went onto Berlin. We barely made a dent in Prague.

Posted by
646 posts

One more vote for CK Shuttle. We used them from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov and from Cesky Krumlov to Prague with a stopover in Tabor. I can't say enough good things about them.

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578 posts

While there are many tourists in Hallstatt, we found it charming and we were able to get away from the crowds. We walked up to a waterfall--a beautiful walk completely away from the tourist busses. It is a beautiful setting, the hotel was charming, the food wonderful; I say keep it in your trip.

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781 posts

In October Halstatt should not be innandated with tour buses,I would definitely visit,and there is also the mine tour.Very close by is Obertraun with the Ice Caves and Five Fingers.

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178 posts

We were in Hallstatt right at the end of September and the first day of October. The locals told us that the tourists keep coming through the month.