We are planning our first trip to Bavaria/Austria in mid-October for 10 nights. We're struggling with the numerous amounts of options and logistics. Let me start by saying we are not into museums or city life. We tend to enjoy strolling around small villages seeing how folks live and shopping in their grocery stores. We love bakery's and will sit down from time to time for a bite but not really into 3 hour eating experiences. We enjoy nature and hiking as well. We are ok with trains but can drive if its more convenient. Ideally, we would like time with a car during parts of the trip and training on other parts to break it up. We are comfortable moving hotel to hotel but do want to slow down in pretty small-town areas.
10/13 - Land in Munich (7pm) staying in old town area
10/14 - Munich full day walk around and check out sites in old town, churches etc. and probably rick Steves walks.
10/15 - Catch train to airport to rent car in morning and drive to ROBT (spend the night)
10/16 - Wake up morning drive south on the romantic road stay somewhere in small/cute town (open to ideas)
10/17 - Arrive in Fussen and walk around/hike around Neuschwanstein castle (stay night Fussen)
10/18 - Morning in Fussen. Day trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Mittenwald (stay night in Fussen or Mittenwald?)
10/19 - Drive to Berchtesgaden (spend night)
10/20 - Day trip to Salzburg (spend night in Berchtesgaden)
10/21 - Day trip to Konigsee (spend night in Berchtesgaden)
10/22 - Drive to Munich drop off car and spend night
10/23 - Fly out 11am
What areas do we need cars in and are there any concerns with driving the alps areas in mid-October considering weather?
Is this too much travel time and if so, what would your recommendations be on removing ROBT?
What recommendations do you have for us?