Our trip in September will consist of Budapest in the beginning (5 nights- 1 of which will be jet lagged) and ending in Prague (5 nights, 4 days - one of which will be leaving travelling home). In between we want to see Cesky Krumlov.
We need to decide on either:
A. Take a train to Linz. Three nights in Linz or similar type "homebase" and rent a car in Linz (with day trips to see Hallstadt, and other suggested small scenic towns with nice photo ops and moderate hiking, biking, etc.,), OR
B. Take train to Vienna (another large city) for three nights.
Our next stop is in Cesky Krumlov for two nights and then on to Prague for five nights.
We cannot decide which intermediate location would be best. Would we miss out skipping Vienna? How much trouble would it be to stay in Linz (or nearby) and do day trips from there. I did not get a great impression from some of the Linz descriptions but it seems central.
All comments are welcome, please!!!