I (wife plus daughter of 15, - totally 3 people) plan to travel in Austria in second half of coming August. I am open to take the train or driving. I shall fly from Munich to Vienna. We love city sight-seeing, going to countryside, and would like to iclude music to the itinerary whilst visiting Austria.
We plan to stay 3 full days in Vienna. I would like to have advice on have a day trip to Krem Und Stein, but don't have a concrete idea of how to make the most out of the day.
Another 2 full days will be spent in Salzburg. In the web and other than the city, it seems that both Salzkammergut and Mondsee are amazing and I don't know how to choose.
Another 2 full days in Innsbruck. It seems that I should go to villages nearby or the Alps to have a real feel of the region.
Despite distane between Venice/Salzburg and Salzburg/Innsbruck is relatively short, there are a lot of beautiful countryside that train travel seems infeasible. However, parking in above cities is difficult and expensive. I also note in official website of these cities that "visitor card" offers a great deal of convenience. I really cannot make up my mind whether it is better to go by public transport or by driving myself.
Any idea for me to better use my excess time of stay in Austria will be appreciated.