I know I'm planning far ahead, but I'm so excited about our trip next summer that I wanted to go ahead and get a head start :) Next summer, our 3 kids will be 14, 11, and 9. I need help with planning an itinerary through these 3 countries. We will have 12-14 days to travel. We prefer to travel by train while there, but if it's easy/better to rent a car, I'm open to that suggestion.
I visited Rothenburg, Germany, when I was a child about 30 years ago, and I have magical memories of this town, so I would love to take my kids there. We also want to see castles. We love the outdoors, hiking, etc., and are not so big on museums. My kids love The Sound of Music, so we want to incorporate a tour of that film in Salzburg. We would like to spend the night in no more than 3 different places if possible so that we aren't exhausted from packing/unpacking.
I really have no idea where to start this itinerary. Please send me your suggestions. Thank you!