My wife and I are taking a 15-day trip through the Rhine Valley and Bavaria in July, but we're also hoping to squeeze in 3 days in the Alsace, France just over the border. Based on the Itinerary below will the drive to the Alcase be worth it versus more time in Bavaria (More time in the Upper Middle Rhine or Romantic Road cities and towns, etc).
Fly into Frankfurt,
3 Days Rhine Valley,
3 Days Alsace (which is what I am debating),
1 Day Rothenburg,
2 Day Nuremberg,
3 Days Fussen and Southern Castles,
2 Days Munich (which we have both visited before),
Fly out of Munich.
Checking travel time, going to the Alsace adds only 3 and a half more hours of driving, but I am wondering if we are better off spending more time in Nuremberg, half day in Frankfurt on arrival, Bamburg, etc? Thanks for any advice anyone has!