My husband and I are tentatively planning a trip to Europe in November 2020. I know that's not the ideal month to be in Europe, but it's the only month we can get away next fall. (We have other plans for the spring, and we prefer not to travel in the summer.) We are thinking around 15-18 days, and we want to be back by Thanksgiving.
I'm thinking of doing a week in Budapest and a week in Prague. We would consider a couple of days in between, perhaps Bratislava or Vienna, although I am not that interested in Vienna. During the weeks in Budapest and Prague we would like to take a day trip or two to a small town or rural area.
My question is - how appealing are these cities in November? Would there be any good day trips at that time of year? Although we tend to prefer small towns to big cities, I'm thinking we will need to stick mostly to big cities, and Budapest and Prague are two that interest us.
We do not mind cold weather, although we'd prefer it not go too far below freezing. My husband actually likes gray days, and I can tolerate them. Our interests are history, nice scenery, walking/hiking, architecture, and eating local food (not foodies and prefer to stay under $20-25 per person per meal). We don't care about nightlife, although we enjoy a concert now and then (open to most types of music). Thanks.