I’m planning a solo trip to Austria & Hungary in Feb’20 majorly to experience snowfall and winter wonderland esp. in Austria. This is my second trip to Austria; having visited in summer previously in 2015, I’m certain winters will be starkly different and beautiful in Alps. I plan to visit 2-3 ski resorts, not to ski (never done skiing) but to take gondolas and admire the views form mountain tops. I have included other winter activities like light hiking, tobogganing and visiting small pretty towns during the day (which unfortunately will be v short in winter). I have more or less finalized my itinerary given so few days left to the trip, but I need to know your suggestions as well so that I further improvise on my plan. So here it goes:
Day 1: Fly into Munich, take a train to Innsbruck and reach by evening. Stay Overnight in Innsbruck
Day 2: Take the Nordkettenbahnen to Hafelekar and Seegrube. Squeeze a quick visit to Kitzbuhel for a pub/ nightlife experience. No cable car rides or any other activity planned in Kitzbuhel. Stay Overnight in Innsbruck
Day 3: Train to Maurach and take Rofan cable car. Do skygliding. Come back to Maurach and walk around Achensee. Take a train to Alpbach (have visited in 2015) in noon and do alpine coaster ride. Stay Overnight in Innsbruck
Day 4: Quick Morning visit to Hall in Tirol (have visited in 2015). Leave for Ischgl. Take a cable car. Try Ice skating. Enjoy Nightlife. Stay Overnight in Innsbruck
Day 5: Visit Seefeld. Take Rosshütte Funicular. Moserer Valley/ Wildsee Walk. Leave for Mittenwald/ Garmisch Partenkirchen (have visited in 2015) in the noon for a quick visit. Should I consider Reutte instead? Is there anything interesting to do there in the evening?
Day 6: Reach Vienna (have visited in 2015) by noon. Kunsthistorisches Museum and Innere Stadt in the evening. Overnight in Vienna
Day 7: Day trip to Brno. Should I consider Bratislava instead? Overnight in Vienna
Day 8,9,10: Budapest
I will be taking the Tirol Pass which covers all public transport in the Tirol region. The cable car rides etc. itself is costing me ~EUR 150 which excludes skiing (in case I wish to try!). I’d love to try skiing at least once in the entire trip even if it stretches my budget. Out of all the ski resorts I’m visiting, which one do you think is the best for beginners?
Also, Pls pour in your suggestions on the overall plan. I’m so excited to take this trip & want to make it perfect, based on your recommendations!