QUOTE(Docile @ Apr 20 2017, 03:54 PM)
OMG do you mean Sept will be hot?
I checked the weather forecast it would most likely be around 19-21 celcius.
I don't want hot...i hate it.. don't like to be icky and sticky.
What month is comfortable? Can dress thin and it wont be too cold.
Mid/End-September is around the very early beginnings of Autumn, it depends on the part of Europe; but Germany/Prague will be in the 15-20 C range, which is nice and cool (it's the Genting/aircond temperature range). Summer is generally from Mid/end-May until August; with slight fluctuations now that the weather here has gone completely bonkers! It's snowing here this week and it's supposed to be Spring!
I like Sept-late Oct/Early Nov. It generally goes in the 10-20 C range, which is perfect for my wife to wear shorts and slippers still.
QUOTE(yvonnesoo @ Apr 20 2017, 04:52 PM)
end of sep will be ok. beginning of sep is quite warm and hot. plus some place no aircond
spring or autumn would be nice. i also dislike summer and summer is peak season in western countries hahaha. if u wanna go berlin. oct would be great cause oct fest
Depends where you go. Also; the further east you head, be careful! The temperature peaks during the day and can go to 20-25 and the drops at night can be quite sudden; and drop as low as 15 or so. I fell sick once in Poland in June because it was 30 C and freaking hot during the daytime but suddenly dropped to 15 C with bad winds at night. I was still out (after dinner) with shorts and short sleeved shirt without layers because I thought I would be over-dressed!
The locals could be used to it; but be careful!
Also; Oktoberfest tends to be over-rated; most locals tend not to go to Munich during that time period but celebrate it in their local pubs/beer gardens. Apparently; each City has a special way of spending Oktoberfest. When we were visiting Austria during the Oktoberfest; there was a music festival every night in the city we were staying at (Graz).
QUOTE(miyakochan89 @ Apr 20 2017, 03:59 PM)
Don't worry, it's not so bad.
IIRC last year only one day reached 30 ~32 Celsius during September, it was the hottest day but nothing compared to what we have been through.
but that's South of France so the rest I am not so sure.
The temperatures around the mediterranean coast are the warmest in Europe. It's still quite comfortable during winter! I've noticed that France tends to be warmer than Germany/Prague in most cases. The weird thing was Vienna (during my trips) had been colder than Prague; but I was told it's due to the landscape causing the temperature differences; so that plays a part too. Apparently...
QUOTE(Docile @ Apr 20 2017, 01:43 PM)
Thanks for breaking it down for me, i was actually planning MYR15k including flights hahaha.
Just checked expedia KL to Prague and Zurich to KL would cost MYR3.5k (cheapest)
I guess i might just drop Berlin, would prefer Zurich over Berlin though, and probably shrink it to 3 weeks which is 21 days.
Prague - 3 nights
Krakow - 3 nights
Budapest - 3 nights
Bratislava - 2 nights
Vienna - 3 nights
Zurich - 3-4 nights
The remaining nights i would probably fit into some cheap cities, for me to relax and sleep, do laundry and etc.
It seems like the Eurail Pass, best suits my trip would be the Global Pass, which covering 5 countries or more (€305)
But for transport wise definitely need to spend more time to do research.
What do you think overall? Do you think this is wise?
I'm sorry for asking so much coz u r kinda my only sifu here.
Having used the EUrail pass previously; my personal opinion is that from Prague onwards east, train ticket prices are very similar to what you pay for in Asia; so I wouldn't get the EUrail pass if you're headed that way (After Prague). Use the EUrail pass in countries which are $$$, Central Europe generally. Otherwise, some budget airlines could be really cheap; but train could save you an overnight hotel (and time!) Also; remember that EUrail passes don't cover the cost of reserving a bunk/bed.
Looking at your country list, it's not bad, but I have personally been told Bratislava's quite boring and not more than 2 days/1 night. But why Zurich? That's the most boring (and $$$) place (in my opinion) out of the whole of Switzerland...
My sister did a 5-weeks EU trip last year, and she did the below:
Netherlands (Amsterdam, a couple more small towns)
Belgium (Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, a couple more small towns)
Germany (Frankfurt, Munich a couple more small towns)
That took her about 16 days or so; I guess they didn't rush it though. Then she met me (I drove from Prague) on the outskirts of Munich and we went to the below, took about 15 days:
Germany (Fussen to see the famous "disney" castle)
Switzerland (Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken and surrounding towns/hills/villages, Zermatt, St. Moritz)
Austria (Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna, Dachau)
Czech Republic (Cesky Raj, Bohemian Switzerland, Bastei (in Germany), Prague, Cesky Krumlov and some other towns)
Then they left and covered Berlin and couple more towns before flying out of Amsterdam.
QUOTE(lyc1982 @ Apr 20 2017, 03:13 PM)
2 girls...generally europe is a safe place...but make sure you bring your passports along whenever you are outside, keep your valuables in your front pocket, avoid crowded places, don't venture into dark alleys alone etc
if you see ppl approaching you for no apparent reasons and wanna let you wear something like flower bracelet or anything, stay away as they will demand you to pay even though they say it's free in the first place.
hostel 1 & 2 happen in slovakia or slovenia if iinm ?
for a first timer i would probably advise to go mainstream cities such as london / amsterdam / berlin...not bratislava or krakow
unfortunately i don't have a travel blog although i did plan to write, in the end i only record the experiences in my memories and some personal notes...
first few trips went alone, the adventures were awesome...can do whatever i like without worrying the other travel mates
sep is the start of autumn...temperature wise should be ok as i hate travelling in summer time
The general rule in Europe is #1: There's no such thing as FREE THINGS!!! So; if people approach you to give/do things for you; remember #1!!
QUOTE(Duckies @ Apr 20 2017, 03:55 PM)
I think I'll like Berlin.
Hmm what is the best time to go? I don't like summer.
London > Paris > Amsterdam > Berlin
I personally like Autumn; less people and the weather is not as weird/fluctuating as Spring. Spring weather can sometimes feel like Winter; depending on where you are. Just last weekend; Prague weather was really weird, raining and cold wind in 1 part of the city while sun shining in the other part. Really bad winds though. And this week is now snowing! Although today's sunny now though...This post has been edited by glozz: Apr 20 2017, 09:43 PM