Traveling to Austria in the middle of August. Need help with deciding a few things.
First full Day: Vienna walking tour
Day 2: Vienna -Schonbrunn Palace/Belvedere Palace/Hoffsburg Palace, if time nearby castles
Day 3: Hallstatt Salt Mines and Walking tour
Day 4: Hallstaat Ice Caves & 5 Fingers (head to Salzburg)
Day 5: Salzburg Salzburg Walking Tour while mixing in Sound of Music Film Locations 1-8 (Stay in Salzburg)
Day 6: Salzburg Hohenwerfen Fortress and the world’s largest ice caves in Werfen south of Salzburg. On the way back make sure to check out the Sound of Music Movie Locations 9-12 which are just south of town. (Stay in Salzburg)
Day 7: Berchtesgadern Eagles Nest for sure Jennerbahn Mountain, King's Lake (too much for one day?) Really need some guidance on this to make the most of it.
Itenerary is flexible and would like input and help. We like to see grand things castles, landscapes, history.
Should we rent a car or use public transportation? Any and all suggestions welcomed!