In looking for a destination that would be a relief from the sultry Mediterranean summer, but wouldn't break the bank (e.g., Scandanavia, St. Petersburg), I hit upon Eastern Europe. I have long wanted to see Prague. Ideally the trip would be at least 12 days but not more than 18, between late July and the end of August 2010. I would be travelling solo, preferably by train, and flying open jaw.
Budapest is also on my short list, but I suspect it may be too warm and I am happy to leave it for another time. From a quick look at a map, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw come to mind. I am not interested in going to Germany or Switzerland on this trip.
I am open to suggestions for destinations, time allocations and means of travel. I love scenery, history, art and architecture, and museums. I am not interested in an organized tour. And I have to be able to get by in English.