So this is my 2014 itinerary after 4 nights in Vienna (6/21-6/24). If anyone has any comments I am interested and would appreciate it.
We will rent a car in Vienna either late 6/24 or early 6/25.
6/25/14 Danube bike ride, over night Durnstein or Spitz.
6/26 Melk Abbey, Mauthausan, overnight Bad Ischl
6/27 Hallstatt, salt mine and Dachstein mountain and cave, (Can we do all this?) overnight Bad Iscal
6/29. Salzburg, overnight Salzburg
6/30. Berchtesgaden, toll road in morning (Rossfeld Ring Rd). 13:30 Eaglesnest tour, not doing the boat, overnight Salzburg
7/1. Innsbruck return car, train to Bolzano, bus to Ortisei, Dolomites, Italy
What do you think of Hallstatt and Eaglesnest? Too crowded this time of year to enjoy?
I would like to do an Alpine road and I read there is one near Berchtesgaden. I also would like to do a salt mine tour and not sure which one would work best. We like hiking, walking (in our 50s) and will be spending 6 nights in the Dolomites for hiking and then 5 nights around Lake Garda. Does anyone know how the Salzkammergut compares to the Dolomites and Lake Garda. I would like to experience the best of both areas in Austria and Italy.
Are there other places we should add in Austria and something we should drop? Any thoughts on arranging our overnights to take in the sights we are planning?