My husband and I are celebrating a 15 year wedding anniversary and his 40th birthday this year. We are antsy to travel again to celebrate these events and are thinking positive thoughts for international travel late this fall.
Because our available timeframe for travel is limted, we are considering a one-week Bavaria/Alps trip the last week of Nov/ first week of December. I could use some help with our itinerary. We love culinary experiences, breathtaking scenery, Christmas festivities, and have a special interest in staying somewhere (at least for a night or two) that has an infinity pool view of the alps. We enjoy learning about cultural traditions and history, but are not necessarily looking for a lot of WW2 experiences this trip.
I'm interested in ways to maximize our time, streamline travel, and for suggestions that we may not have considered. In the past, we have tended toward organized day tours, but are open to branching out and trying trains this time around.
Day 1 Explore Munich. Food tour/Pretzel Class. Christmas markets. Overnight Munich.
Day 2 Zugspitz/Garmisch/Mittenwald? Overnight Munich.
Day3 Neuschwantstein/Fussen. Overnight Munich.
Day 4 Transfer to Salzburg. Explore Salzburg and Christmas markets. Overnight Salzburg.
Day 5 Hallstatt-Overnight Salzburg.
Day 6Transfer back to Munich. Explore more of Munich. Overnight Munich
Day 7 Fly out from Munich
How could we fit Nuremberg and/or another town into this itinerary?
How might we adjust this itinerary to include a 1-2 night stay somewhere near either Berchtesgarden or near Garmisch-Partenkirchen without adding days (or MAYBE adding one day)?
Thanks so much for any input!