I've read many of the posts for the individual forums and found a wealth of helpful information; but I have a couple of questions. Our tentative itinerary is as follows (for May/June 2016 - planning ahead is fun...):
Prague: 7 nights (day trips to castles, etc)
Cesky Krumlov: 2 nights
Vienna: 7 nights (day trip to Melk and Wachau)
Bratislava: 3 nights (after reading worldinbetween)
Gyor: 2 nights
Budapest: 7 nights (after many interesting posts by James)
Eger: 2 nights
Pecs: 2 nights
Krakow: 6 or 7 nights depending on train or plane
Warsaw: 3 nights
Will it be difficult connecting to Gyor from Bratislava? I've found the train schedules confusing.
If we do a long travel days between Eger, through Budapest without stopping, and onto Pecs will that be too difficult to schedule? It looks like about 5 hours travel overall, with some waiting time. Our thinking is that with a week in Budapest, we might just want to travel on through to reach Pecs. I couldn't see any other way of connecting Eger with Pecs other than by train through Budapest - am I correct?
Travelling from Pecs back to Budapest and then by either train or plane to Krakow (why we'd ever take the o/n train after reading James' hilarious account of what it's like, I don't know, but....) - will we be able to manage time and schedule-wise if we don't stop o/n in Budapest?
Also - are there any glaring missteps in the itinerary? We have a lot of time, guidebooks and energy to plan the trip in advance, so changes are possible. All we've booked is our flights and an apartment in Prague. Our preference is to stay in one place for a length of time to absorb the feel of it, while trying not to exhaust ourselves visiting every monument, museum and church (we don't always succeed). We are also hoping to take in opera/ballet in Prague - tickets on sale now and either concert/opera in Budapest, though it seemed the schedule is not up yet on the website (is that correct?) Thanks in advance for any advice.