Eastern Europe Packing List and Trip Preparation

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Recommended Packing List

Clothes

  • T-shirts (hand washable, fast drying preferred)
  • Shorts (hand washable, fast drying preferred)
  • Long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt
  • light weight jacket
  • pants/jeans/1 dress (optional)
  • swimsuit
  • 1 pair very comfortable shoes/sneakers for walking
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Light rain jacket w/ hood
  • Layered clothing

Documents (and backup photocopies):

  • PASSPORT
  • Travel Insurance confirmation (if you purchased)

Miscellaneous

  • Daypack/small backpack
  • Money belt
  • Large & small ziplock bags to protect cameras and other technology in rain
  • Camera, lenses, extra batteries, extra memory cards and related gear (tripod optional)
  • Personal Contacts Address list (e-mail & emergency contact info)
  • After bite
  • Anti-bacterial hand lotion
  • Bonine/Motion Sickness Wrist Bands (for car sickness during long drivers)
  • Sandals
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap if prefer using your own)
  • First aid kit including:
    • Prescriptionmedicines
    • Anti-diarrheal
    • Mosquitorepellent
    • Antibiotic cream
    • Ace bandage
    • Painreliever
    • Lip balm
    • Band-aids

Weather in June

Krakow, Poland: Temperatures continue to rise, but this month also gets some rainfall (showers and thunderstorms).

Average high: 72oF

Average low: 52oF

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic: Temperatures continue to rise and overall weather is similar to Krakow.

Average high: 71oF

Average low: 53oF

Prague, Czech Republic: It gets pleasantly warm in the afternoons and comfortable in the evening. Average

chance of rain around 30%.

Average high: 74oF

Average low: 57oF

Budapest, Hungary: Summer weather is already very warm during the day in June but it still can get chilly in the late evening and early morning.

Average high: 77oF

Average low: 57oF


Plug Adapters

Plug Type: European for all 3 countries (Basic plug adapter is all you need. Only need power converter if bringing your own hair dryer). See link below for images and more details:

https://www.adaptelec.com/Country-Specific-Answers/Electrical-Plug-Outlet-and-V oltage-Information-for- Poland


Currency

Poland: Zloty (PLN) (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/poland/money-costs)

1 USD = 3.8 PLN

Czech Republic: Koruna (CZK) (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g274684-s601/Czech-Republic:Banks.And.Money.html)
1 USD = 23 CZK

Hungary: Forint (HUF) (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/hungary/money-costs)

1 USD = 289 HUF

*There is no need to exchange money before the trip. Plenty of banks, ATMs, and money changers can be found in each major city we’ll be visiting. We recommend exchanging a small amount of cash on arrival at the airport to hold you over for the first day.

How much $$$ to bring: Lunches will generally range from 7.00-20.00 USD and Dinners from 12.00-30.00 USD. Please bring enough cash to suit your personal spending habits and have a debit/credit card as back up. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and establishments in each area we’ll be visiting. Be sure to bring enough extra cash for tipping as well (see below)


Tipping

We recommend 5.00-10.00 USD per day for our guides and 2-3.00 per day for our drivers. There will be some 1⁄2 day guides leading us on specific tours only, and we recommend tipping these guides 5.00-10.00 USD total. Tipping for luggage porters (1.00 USD per bag) and maid service (2-3.00 USD per day). Our tour director will always be available to offer advice on tipping and will go over these recommendations during the trip.


 


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