Thanks in advance for any input.
We are spending our 2 week honeymoon in Europe September 2009. I have researched extensively and am looking for any input from others regarding things that should not be missed at our destinations, and potential driving routes between stops. We will fly into Munich, rent a car and drive the entire loop back to Munich. Here is the itinerary:
Mon: Arrive in Munich Monday AM. Rent car drive to Salzburg.
Wed: Drive to Venice
Fri: Drive to Tuscany (Montalcino)
Mon: Drive to Cinque Terre
Tues: Cinque Terre
Wed: Cinque Terre
Thurs: Drive to Lake Como (Bellagio)
Sat: Drive to Munich
Mon: Leave Munich in afternoon
We love food, walking cities, being able to sit down at a cafe for a coffee, or a bar for a glass of wine or beer, and seeing the natural beauty outside of the cities (mountains etc.) The goal of this trip is not every art/historical museum, however we would like to mix some this in, especially some of the castles in Germany and Austria. Any suggestions on this itinerary are appreciated.
I would particularly like a suggestion about a driving route from Salzburg to Venice. I want to be sure to pass through Grossglockner during this drive.
Also, a suggestion for the drive from Lake Como back to Munich. I am undecided on whether to go through Switzerland into Germany by way of Luzern and Zurich, or to go through Austria again by way of Innsbruck.