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This is a follow up post from http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/need-itinerary-help-czech-republic-and-austria.cfm The website for train schedules mentioned there really helped me narrow it down to a couple of itineraries. Some help with these more specific itineraries would be very appreciated.

These itineraries are crafted to get us to the major cities on our trip, but we would also like to spend some nights in smaller towns, even if they could technically be done as day trips from the cities.

Option 1

Fly into Prague and take train or shuttle to Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Kumlov (2 nights, 1 day)

Train to Prague
Prague (2 nights, 2 days + day trip to Kutna Hora) Do we also have time for a trip to Konopiste?)
Train to Vienna (There is a sleeper train that takes 6hr45min or many trains throughout the day that take 4hr45min. Any suggestions?)
Vienna (3 nights, 3 days)

Train to Durnstein
Wachau Region (2 nights (Which town in the Wachau region would you recommend for lodging?), 1.5 days)
Sites we are interested in seeing in the Wachau region include Melk, Kems, Klosterneuburg (should this be a half a day trip from Vienna),Maria Taferl, and Schallaburg. Does this list seem about right? Is this too many towns? Are we missing must sees? Should be rent a car or is train, bus, boat combo the way to go?

I could use some advice on the last leg of the trip. I would like to see some of the small towns in the Salzkammergut region and then fly out of Salzburg. Is this too rushed?

Train (or should it be some combination of train and car) to Salzkammergut region (Should we allow half a day for travel?)
Do we want a car to get around the Salzkammergut region?
Hallstatt and St. Wolfgang are the towns at the top of my list. Do we have time for others? Which town would you stay in as a base?
(I just saw there was a mudslide in Hallstatt in June. Any idea of recovery time? It is not mentioned on their website http://www.hallstatt.net Should we take it off our list?)
2 nights, 2 days

Train or Car to Salzburg (we would not keep the car once arriving in the city)
2 nights, 1 day

Fly out of Salzburg


Option 2

Fly into and visit Prague then Cesky Krumlov. Then heading in the direction of Linz and working our way east on the Danube by train (or car if needed) and finishing in Vienna (with a day trip to Bratislava if we have extra time). I'm not sure what other towns to see between Cesky Krumlov and the Wachau region with this itinerary.

Thanks for reading my long post and replying if you have any thoughts!

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