Hi. I've seen so much helpful advice here that I would like to ask for advise on my itinerary as well. My husband and I are arriving in Germany for 7 days and then my father is joining us for the next 7 days. Here is the plan as I have it now.
Day 1 - Arrive Munich, pick up a car, and drive to Baden-Baden. Sleep in Baden-Baden.
Day 2 & 3 - Baden-Baden which I understand is in the Black Forest area.
Day 4 - Drive to Rothenburg & stay the night
Day 5 - Drive to Bacharach & see the Rhine Valley
Day 6 - Rhine Valley till late afternoon. Drive to Frankfurt. Sleep near the airport.
Day 7 - Pick up my father from the airport. Take a train to Berlin.
Day 8 & 9 - Berlin and surrounding area. Sleep in Berlin.
Day 10 - Train to Munich
Day 11-13 - Explore Munich & the surrounding area.
Day 14 - Travel home.
Two main questions.... First, is it best to travel by car, train, or car the first half and train the second half? I've compared the costs and am comfortable with that. I'm more interested in getting the best views and least amount of travel time. A friend warned me of construction delays and google maps shows lots of construction on the various routes. However, I don't want to miss beautiful scenery and being able to stop in small towns along the way if they are worth it. Second question, are we allowing enough time for each location?
I really appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. Thanks!