My husband and I will be traveling to Europe for a week before we meet up with our RS tour. We decided to fly in/out of Zurich due to price l (and savings) since we are purchasing a rail pass. We are having a hard time whittling a few things down since it is our first time. I know for first time Europe travelers it is easy to over plan/not keep in mind how long it takes to travel to places. We would appreciate your help in revising our itinerary.
Day 1 (9/6): Arrive in Zurich - Walking tour of Zurich, relax for the night
Day 2 (9/7): Leave Zurich - Arrive in Fussen Walking tour, Zugspitze
Day 3 (9/8): Fussen - Castles
Day 4 (9/9): Munich - Arrive early, Walking tour, 1 or 2 museums
Day 5 (9/10): Munich - Dauchau, Hofbrauhaus
Day 6 (9/11): Munich - Andechs Monastery? (Is this possible as a day trip? Or would it be best to spend the night in the area?)
Day 7 (9/12): Travel to Plzen or Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Day 8 (9/13): Plzen or Cesky Krumlov
Day 9 (9/14): Travel to Prague meet up with tour
Day 10 - 17: RS Tour Prague & Budapest
Day 18 (9/21): End of tour in the morning, Option 1 - Stay in Budapest for the day, take night train to Zurich. Option 2 - Take train to Vienna, spend day/possible night (or take night train).
Day 19 (9/22): Option 1 - Explore Zurich for the day. Option 2 - Take train (probably day train, my husband enjoys watching scenery) from Vienna to Zurich.
Day 20 (9/23) Leave Zurich for home.
Are we traveling too fast? Missing out on anything? We would appreciate any help/pointers/not to be missed spots that you can help us with!