I have had this itinerary penciled in my brain for months and am opening it up for any insider tips - everything is welcome. Background, we have been to italy, france, germany and switzerland in the past. We can fly direct to Frankfurt and one thing I missed in Germany yet that I really want to see is the Rhine Valley.
Rhine with day trip to Koln - 3 nights
Munich for Oktoberfest - 3 nights
Hallstatt - 3 nights
Vienna - 4 nights
Prague - 3 nights
Cesky Krumlov - 2 nights
Bled - 3 nights
*rent car (maybe) and drive to Plitvice park
Split - 2 nights
Dubronik and drop car - 3 nights
Fly home. We will be relying on trains other than where noted. Not sure what kind of travel it will take to get from Cesky Krumlov to Bled? I originally had Budapest in - but scrapped it to get thru Croatia in a reasonable timeframe without getting way out of our way. We love food, drink, cafes, art, history, the wacky and weird, music - really most anything goes.