Hubby and I flying from Chicago to Salzburg (via Frankfurt) arriving on Saturday, December 21st. We plan to spend a few days there relaxing, listening to music, eating, etc before starting a busy sightseeing trip to either Prague or Budapest (haven't decided yet), Krakow and spending New Year's Eve in Munich, before flying home on January 1st.
We always like to start in a smaller place to get over jet lag and into the holiday mode. Salzburg sounds ideal! Given that it's the easy part of a busy trip, how many nights should we stay? How much is there to see/do? Thinking right nw that we will spend at least the first two nights--Dec. 21 & 22nd--in Salzburg. We have been to Vienna so just want to stay in Salzburg vicinity.
Does it make sense to travel on December 24th as things are shutting down? Plan on taking the train and wondering if it will be packed on that day, or if people are using that day to travel to family?
And while I'm at it, would you choose Prague or Budapest for the 4-night part of our trip? Haven't been to either. Thanks in advance.