Here's what I came up for an April-May trip for a me and a friend. Prior to this trip, both of us have visited Europe before, but none of the places on this trip. This won't be our last trip either. Tell me what you think?
Nights 1-5: St. Petersburg (visas and lodging were arranged long before the current problems erupted in Ukraine). Plan to see the Hermitage, several churches, and perhaps enjoy an opera or two.
Night 6: Night train to Vilnius
Nights 7-8: Vilnius. I heard good things, plus half of my family came from Lithuania. Has anyone else out there ever visited?
Nights 9-10: Train to Warsaw. More or less, just a stop-over, since the train from Vilnius arrives late at night.
Nights 11-13: Train to Krakow. Undecided between a daytrip to Auschwitz or the salt mines.
Nights 14-15: Train to Prague.
Nights 17-19: Train to Munich. Hofbrauhaus is a must. Picking up a rental car on the way out of the city.
Nights 20-23: Drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Using it as a base to visit the castles at Fussen, Mittenwald, Innsbruck, Zugspitze, Oberamergau, and maybe Salzburg.
Nights 24-25: Drive to the Berner Oberland, via a stop-over in Lindau. I didn't book this, and it looks like some of the places where I want to stay are closed temporarily.
Night 26: Drive to Dijon. Stop-over to break up the trip.
Night 27-29: Drive to Amboise, using it as a base to explore the Loire valley.
Nights 30-31: Drive to Mont St. Michel, using the day in the middle to check-out some of the D-Day sites.
Night 32: Drive to Chartres, driving the next morning to Charles de Gaulle and catching an early afternoon flight back to the US. Paris saved for a later trip.
If you were taking this trip, is there anything you would change?