We are flying standby from the US to Vienna on Sunday, December 22. We fly standby home Saturday, Jan 4 or Sunday. We are thinking Vienna, Budapest, Prague with day trips out from these hubs. Is this too much to achieve? We love art, music, museums, good food, Christmas markets, outdoor recreation. And we enjoy smaller cities and villages as well as big cities. Our departure city will depend on standby availability so we need flexibility and access to transportation to get us to a variety of airports if needed. I'm beginning to think we need to do Vienna and either Budapest OR Prague and get ourselves to someplace in Germany for our last few days of the trip so we can have easy access to our departure city (most likely Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt).
Fly into Munch on Dec 22 (we can't fly to Vienna standby) and train to Vienna
- Vienna: Dec 22 to Dec 27 (take train to Budapest)
- Budapest: Dec 27 to Jan 1 (depart for Prague by train)
- Prague: Jan 1 to Jan 3 (need to get to a city to fly standby, likely Berlin)
Questions: Is that too short a time in Prague? Prague has been on my bucket list, but Budapest intrigues me the more and more I think about it. There appear to be some really neat places to visit outside Budapest. I am torn between the two. Do we skip one of the cities and get more central since our departure city is up in the air? We have to fly direct on United back to US. Thank you!