Hello! I posted a while back about our family's 2023 summer trip. It'll be me, my husband, and our 3 boys (ages 17, 15, and 11 at that time). We have 31 days to work with and are planning June 9 - July 9. I've spent the past few months doing a lot of reading and have a first draft ready for review. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts.
Day 1: Flight to Rome
Day 2-6: jet lag, 3 days in Rome, day trip to Pompeii
Day 7-9: train to Florence, 2.5 days in Florence
Day 10-12: train to Cinque Terre (via Pisa with a short visit in Pisa), 2 days in Cinque Terre
Day 13-17: train to Murren (will take ALL day), 4 days hiking and enjoying the mountains
Day 18-20: train to Salzburg (will take ALL day), 2 days in Salzburg
Day 21-24: train to Munich, 2 days in Munich (including a trip to Dachau), day trip to castle
Day 25-26: train to Rothenberg, 1.5 days in Rothenberg
Day 27-30: train to Berlin, 3 days in Berlin
Day 31: Flight home
I generally like to stay at least 3 days in one location. My husband and I have been to Rome and Pompeii, but the rest of the itinerary will be new to us. I prefer to do it as a south to north route so that the weather in Rome will hopefully not be as hot! Hopefully I've left enough time for "life", i.e. laundry, grocery shopping, taking care of any matters at home like paying bills, etc. We plan to travel pretty light so frequent laundry will be a must.
Thanks for your time and input!