So I am in Germany (Hamburg) for a couple of weeks in Sept/Oct and hoping to spend another 3-4 days in Paris and London each. This leaves me with about 10-11 days on my itinerary that I am unsure about. Here's where my head is at: I will get the culture from Berlin, Paris and London. Would love to satisfy the nature buff and hiker in me...
So based on my research I've narrowed it down to:
1. Where in Alps for some hiking/kayaking/stunning scenery - Slovenia, Bavaria, Austria (Or Switzerland) ?
2. Where for some Mediterranean (Portugal or Croatia) ?
I'm not that into beaches (I live in Australia :)) but would love some authentic experiences with jaw dropping beauty and some great food. I don't care for the touristy stuff either or checking boxes (you'll notice no Rome, Venice, Madrid etc..)
You probably get a ton of these questions, but as somebody who has never been to Europe it is all very overwhelming! And I'd really appreciate any help!
Ideas, pretty please?