I land in Prague on a Tuesday in mid April. I need to be in Budapest by late morning 12i days later. I want to spend a little time in Prague, Morovia, and upper rural Slovakia.
My tentative plan is:
Prague 3 nights (I've been there before)
Brno or other base 3-4 nights (I'll probably rent a car for day trips while there). I'm interested in little towns like Olomouc, Telc, Trebic, The Miculov Wine Trail, and Chateau's.
Slovakia 4-5 nights (rent and return car in Slovakia) I want to see villages around Cicmany and Vlkolinec, The High Tatras, Spis Castle, and perhaps Banska Stiavnica.)
After the 11th night I need to leave early for Budapest and arrive by late morning.
My question is how best to tackle the time from Morovia to Slovakia.
I could rent a car just for my time in Morovia and the rent a second car in Slovakia. But I don't have a sense of the best cities to do that from. The rental city would need to have good public transport from Brno and the return city good transportation to Budapest. Or I could go directly from Prague to Bratislava and rent a car from there to use in Moravia (based where?) and Slovakia and returning it in Bratislavia or elsewhere in Slovakia.
I'd also like suggestions for one two good base towns for Slovakia. Which may depend on car rental.
Does anyone have suggestions for the most time efficient way to tackle my Morovia and Slovakia time?