I have two options for my October trip this year. One is to land in Munich and make my way down to Rome through Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Slovenia. The other is to land in Rome and then take some route to Istanbul.
I am a student of history and Istanbul is a major draw for me, but getting there from Rome seems difficult. One way that I planned was to arch north up to Budapest and then back south and reach Istanbul through Bucharest. Another way was to go through the Croatian coast down to Athens and ferry over from Greece. Both methods require a significant amount of time, and from my research, a flight requires more money than I am willing to part with.
Rome is a must see for me. I’ve heard lots of good things about Krakow, Budapest, and Prague. I’ve already been to Munich. Is Istanbul a must-see this time around, or should I focus on the Eastern-European states?
I am open to absolutely any opinions and advice you all have. Thank you!
New York, Rome, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul