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Where to spend extra night?

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Where to spend extra night?

We are 2 adults 2 girls (11, 15). Heading to Europe in January. Among other places we've planned 4 nights in each of Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest and Prague. We also have 2 nights in Ljubljuana with trip to Bled.

My questions are:

1. We have one spare night in our itinerary and are interested in people's thoughts on where to spend that and do a day trip from one of these cities. (We are into castles, natural scenery, beautiful architecture.)

2. Do people think that 4 nights in one of these cities is too long (for a quick trip to Europe) and we'd be better pinching a night from one of these places and thus staying 2 nights in a quaint picturesque town between these cities?

Thanks in advance for your tips.

Rob

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1. Re: Where to spend extra night?

Now, you cover Central Europe well already. It’s winter here and days are short.

How are you travelling?

I think Dresden could be a nice addition or Innsbruck.

A quaint little town in-between could be hard – “summery” places will be shut down and good “winter-places” will be full of skiers.

Have no idea how Cesky Krumlov feels in winter?

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2. Re: Where to spend extra night?

You might find four nights in compact Salzburg too much unless you do day trips to the countryside. There is an alternative to base yourself in the gorgeous countryside and do a day trip into Salzburg.

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3. Re: Where to spend extra night?

I coincide with Norman on Salzburg. I am just not sure whether staying "in the countryside" - as opposed to staying in Salzburg - during winter season would be fulfilling, in a way it iwould be without doubt during the warmer period of the year.

Considering that you will also go to Slovenia, the City of Graz would be on your way. Graz is Austria's second largest city and has a lovely old town.

www.graztourismus.at

Also keep in mind that January can be bitterly cold in Austria.

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4. Re: Where to spend extra night?

Thank you all for your advice, particularly on number of nights in Salzburg.

Maybe a night or two in Graz or other picturesque town/city is on the cards.

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