My wife and I are seasoned travelers, we would appreciate your thoughts on our trip for April 2008. USA to Istanbul, 4 nights, Sofia 2 nights, Bucharest 3 nights, Brasov,Sibiu, Timisoara, Belgrade, Sarajevo all 2 nights, Mostar and Kotor 1 night and Dubrovnik, thanks for your help and thoughts, Mike
We have not been that far east yet but have heard that Bucharest is not worth more than a day. We have been intrigued by some trabeler's descriptions and ravings about the Black Sea area abd the mountains in Romania and Bulgaria.
Out of those cities, we've only been to Istanbul. We felt that 4 nights was about right, maybe 5. Where I have a reservation about your itinerary is the amount of moving around that you'll be doing. That's a lot of checking in and out of hotels, packing/unpacking, and learning a new location. All of that takes up valuable sight-seeing time. Would it be possible to see some of those cities as day-trips from other cities?
I'd spend a little more time in Sofia, less in Bucharest.
Hi Mike: I just got back from 6 months in mostly eastern Europe. I went to Istanbul,Sofia,Bucharest,Brasov,Sarajevo,Mostar,Kotor and Dubrovnik. If you need hints email me.Duane.