Hello! Now that all the logistics of my trip are done (plane, train, rentals), I have a short amount of time to plan some of the things we'd like to do (we leave for Switzerland in 10 days) and what I should pack. We will be in St. Anton am Arlberg for 2 days, Salzburg for 3 days and Vienna for 4 days, and would love ideas on what to do. Typically we prefer very non-touristy, off the beaten trail types of activities where we actually feel like we can blend in to the day to day life of the country we're visiting. That's not to say that we would not do something "touristy" if it's amazing and not to be missed, but mostly I would love suggestions for some more out of the way things. My son will be pretty busy practicing (he has two music competitions which are the reason for this trip), so he will likely most enjoy the times we pull him out to a cafe to eat, etc. So those kinds of ideas are welcome too.
Second, what are your suggestions on packing? I tend to really, really, REALLY overpack (it is so hard for me not to - almost impossible!!), but we are taking a lot of trains this time and I would love to be more streamlined than usual. But on the other hand, I hate to be cold or unprepared in some other way. So any suggestions for 30 days mid/late August to mid/late September (mid/late August Sion Switzerland, first part of September St. Anton am Arlberg, then Salzburg and Vienna, and finally mid/late September Budapest, Hungary). Not really sure what to expect regarding weather, and any suggestions would be welcome.
Thanks in advance!