I'm currently studying abroad in Spain and am trying to plan my mom's visit to Europe to visit me. It will be her first time abroad and I want to show her an amazing time. We've decided on Germany, Austria and Prague but nailing down the exact cities in Germany is so hard! We have 14 days once we leave Spain and here's my tentative itinerary. Thoughts?
We fly into Dusseldorf (ticket already purchased)
Day 1 - Dusseldorf, Cologne, Rothenburg
Day 2 - Rothenburg, Nuremberg
Day 3 - Nuremburg, Munich
Day 4 - Munich (day trip to castles)
Day 5 - Munich (day trip to Dachau)
Day 6 - Munich, Salzburg
Day 7 - Salzburg, Vienna
Day 8 - Vienna
Day 9 - Vienna, Prague
Day 10 - Prague
Day 11 - Prague, Berlin
Day 12 - Berlin
Day 13 - Berlin
Day 14 - Open
Day 15 - Leave from Berlin (ticket already booked)
A fellow exchange from Germany mentioned that I really need to see the Rhine Valley's wine area and visit Hamburg. Right now I only have one more free day if I keep the towns/cities above. I checked flights and they are pretty affordable from Salzburg to Hamburg and from Hamburg to Vienna. Total analysis paralysis over here!
Once I get this figured out I can try to figure out the most affordable way to travel when we're there.