Hello! Well, originally thought we'd try Germany, Austria and Prague. Decided to scratch that and spend more time in Germany. Would love your opinion and help on this new (and very rough) itinerary. We will be arriving the last few days in March and staying approximately 2 weeks. Our flights are in and out of Munich, and we can't change that. We plan on renting a car and driving once we leave Berlin, and will return car as we arrive back in Munich. So as to visit these larger cities without the hassle of a car.
We are traveling with 2 adults, and 2 younger children (6 and 10). They are great travelers, but I also don't want to run us all ragged. Trying to find a balance between doing too much and not seeing some great places. As for how we like to travel, we like to aim for at least a couple days in places. We love to walk, hike, sit and just enjoy the surroundings. Since we have little ones, we don't go too "heavy" on typical museums. Like to visit local stuff like zoos, botanical gardens, etc.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I am feeling like I'm not left with enough time in Munich at the end, but also not sure if I have too much time in other areas. I have leaned toward cutting our Berlin....only because its so far out of the way....but it also has so much history.
- please excuse any city misspellings, my computer is always trying to "correct"
Our rough plan is as follows:
Day 1 - fly into Munich, and catch flight to Berlin. Arrive Berlin
Day 2 & 3 - Berlin
Day 4 - rent car and drive toward Black Forest region. This is where it gets tricky. Trying to find a nice "mid-way" point. So as of now, we have driving to Rothenberg. Stay the night in Rothenberg
Day 5 - drive from Rothenberg to Gengenbach (Black Forest region)
Day 6 - Gengenbach (Black Forest region)
Day 7 - Gengenbach to Fussen
Day 8 - Fussen (Bavarian Alps)
Day 9 - Fussen (Bavarian Alps)
Day 10 - Fussen to Salzburg (Berchestesgaden)
Day 11 - Salzburg (Berchestesgaden)
Day 12 - Salzburg to Munich (get rid of rental car)
Day 13 - Munich
Day 14 - Fly home out of Munich