We will be traveling mid-June for 2.5 weeks. We know we definitely want to visit Venice & Milan (poss. Cinque Terre) during our trip. We're trying to figure out what else we could squeeze in outside of Italy? Our boys are 10 & 15 so destinations that have something for everyone are a must, parks, science/technology museums, great food, music, etc.
Biggest caveat... we have to be able to fly direct from San Francisco and return to New York non-stop as well.
I've been looking at Munich and Barcelona and trying to think which one might be best as a starting point. Istria was also on my list but the flight situation nixed it. We would like to travel by car as much as possible in order to travel at our own pace but I'm seeing lots of posts referencing how expensive that could be between countries. One of our boys has anxiety so making our own schedule is key.
Thanks for any and all recommendations!