Hello- new to this forum-
Just beginning research/planning for a trip to Germany/Austria and hopefully adding Budapest and/or Prague. 2 adults.
We will probably have about 24 nights and can add a few more if necessary.
We prefer to fly direct to Europe from US— our options are Munich or Frankfurt (or Brussels) but not sure which would be best starting point.
Prefer 2 or 3 nights in each location. 4 is even better.
Would like to visit:
Rhine Gorge- St. Goar, Bacharach 2 nights
Rothenburg od der Tauber 2 nights
Munich 3-4 nights
Black Forest- Baden-Baden/Gutach/Frieburg? 2-3 nights (this area could be cut if that helps)
Fussen or Reutte- Ludwig castles, Oberammergau, Zugspitze 2-3 nights
Salzburg/Berchtesgaden 2-3 nights
Vienna 3-4 nights
Then we would love to add Budpaest and Prague 2-3 nights each?
We are not adverse to renting a car and driving but would prefer to keep driving portions minimal and don’t really want to start Day 1 with a rental car. Although we would if it makes most sense.
I don’t need train schedules/costs etc now- just need some help with a logical route.
I can’t seem to figure how/where to start and end- Rothenburg seems to be the most difficult to fit in! Seems easiest to get to/from with a car.
Fly into Frankfurt- Rhine- Rothenburg- Black Forest- Fussen- Munich- Salzburg- Vienna- Budapest- Prague
Fly home from Prague
Idea #2 Skip Prague and Black Forest
Fly to Budapest via Frankfurt
Budapest-Vienna- Salzburg- Fussen- Munich- Rothenburg- Rhine
Fly home from Frankfurt (or maybe sub Brussels for Prague and fly home from Brussels)
Can anyone give me some advice just to get me started?