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Help with a 3-4 week Europe Itinerary

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I am planning 3-4 weeks trip to Europe in the month of June. My dates are flexible but I would like to begin in the first week and end by the end of June. I will be traveling solo as a young (late 20s) female traveler. I have not been to Europe before (except Spain) and would really like to cover at least 5 countries. However, I understand that I do not have enough time to see everything in 5 countries and I would like to focus on a certain region in a country rather than exploring everything. Only thing fixed in my plan is that I will be beginning and ending my Euro trip in Amsterdam (due to certain reasons). I am struggling with getting an outline of my trip i.e. how many days in which country and the order of travel. I am pretty good with planning the detailed itinerary for the day once I figure out the outline. Little bit about my travel preferences:
I would like to travel by train (open to taking a flight or two) within Europe. I do not want to rent a car. I am used to of traveling a lot as I travel 100% for work (within U.S.) and usually spend 80-90% of my time on road or at the airports so I am a pretty fast and efficient traveler. I am full of energy and do not get tired easily. So I can fit in a lot more in a day and like to start my day at 7 am till midnight during vacations. I love mountains and nature so I am looking to spend parts of my trips doing outdoor stuff (hiking, biking etc) in Swiss Alps, Austria. I am also looking forward to explore ancient cities, culture. Not very interested in focusing on major cities – would rather like to make day trips to small villages/towns from my base in each country. Food is not important to me (I am a vegetarian).
Here is what I am thinking and hoping that some folks can help out. None of this is fixed as I haven’t booked anything. I am willing to change any part of the itinerary based upon the feedback of the members.
Amsterdam (4 days) -> Austria (3 days, focus on Wachau valley, Melk, Krems) -> Switzerland (3 days in Alps, either in Wengen or Grindewald, 3 days in Geneva and nearby area like Zermatt) -> Paris (4 days with some day trips) -> Belgium (3 days, focus on Brugge) ->Amsterdam (end)

I know that I really want to go to Amsterdam, Paris and Switzerland. I am willing to change the rest. Does this order make sense? Am I trying to do too much? I can add a day or two here and there as my flights are not booked yet.

Sorry for such a long message but I wanted to provide as much information as I could. Thank you so much!!!!!

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