In just over two weeks, I will be embarking on a trip south from Warsaw by car. I will be stopping six times in five countries (this being the reason that I haven’t put it in a particular country forum) which as shown in the title will be Poland (Wroclaw), Czech Republic (Dvur Kralove and Ostrava), Slovakia (Demänovská Dolina which is in the Tatra Mountains), Hungary (Budapest) and Austria (Vienna). Below is a basic itinerary (all hotels have been booked so not changeable and in the end not my decision but partly my family’s): Sunday 29th March: Drive Warsaw to Ostrava (Czech Republic), evening in Ostrava Staying night in Ostrava Monday 30th March: Day in Ostrava (Probably Ostrava zoo visit) Staying night in Ostrava Tuesday 31st March: Leave Ostrava in the Morning drive to Demänovská Dolina (Slovakia), evening in Demänovská Dolina Staying night in Demänovská Dolina Wednesday 1st April: Day in Demänovská Dolina, aim to do some birding Staying night in Demänovská Dolina Thursday 2nd April: Leave Demänovská Dolina in the morning drive to Budapest (Hungary), evening in Budapest Staying night in Budapest Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April: Day in Budapest, probable visit to Budapest zoo one day and possibly Lake Balaton the other (or is there something better to do?) Two more nights in Budapest Sunday 5th April: Leave Budapest, drive to Vienna (Austria) Night in Vienna Monday 6th April: Day in Vienna, probably visiting Tiergarten Schönbrunn Night in Vienna Tuesday 7th April: Leave Vienna, drive to Dvur Kralove (Czech Republic) Staying night in http://www.hotelsafari.cz/en/ within Dvur Kralove Zoo Wednesday 8th April: Day in Dvur Kralove (I think the only thing there is the zoo?) Staying night in http://www.hotelsafari.cz/en/ within Dvur Kralove Zoo Thursday 9th April: Leave Dvur Kralove and drive to Wroclaw Staying in Wroclaw Friday 10th April: Do Wroclaw Zoo in the morning and afternoon then drive back to Warsaw and get back to Warsaw late that evening So, quite a packed schedule, as an overview the zoos I plan to zoo are Ostrava (Czech), Budapest (Hungray), Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Austria), Dvur Kralove (Czech) and Wroclaw (Poland). Any advice on how to do these zoos, any things that are easily missed or really anything that you thing would possibly be useful would be gratefully appreciated. Also, if there are any interesting things that you know of around those zoos for the non-zoo people in my family then I would appreciate it. I would also appreciate any information about things to do in the Slovakian side of the Tatra Mountains, particularly bird or mammal watching. I plan to write about what I do in the trip and opinions about the zoos in this thread so I look forward to any ideas and advice.