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Three of us (mid 60s) will be traveling late May/early June for 3 weeks and need help with itinerary options. We will be renting a car, and prefer the outdoors to museums. We’d rather walk around a locale, taking in scenery and architecture, sitting at local cafes than we would touring churches, etc. We’ve chosen countries, or areas of countries where we have never been (or only passed through).

OPTION 1 - add Hungary
Arrive Venice /get car
Treviso or Trieste for first night
Piran
Istria peninsula
Plitvicka Lakes
Zagreb
Budapest
Lubljana
Bled/Julian Alps
Dolomites/Aldo Adige (NE Italy from Trento to Slovenian border)
Treviso/ depart Venice
This option includes Budapest (which has been on our bucket list), but also involves a non-circular in-out route (4-5 hours driving in each direction). Or, Is there a way to see the other areas by car, and then drop off car and take a train from ? to/from Budapest at the end of our trip?

OPTION 2 – add Austria
Arrive Venice /get car
Treviso or Trieste for first night
Piran
Istria peninsula
Plitvicka Lakes
Ljubljana
Bled/Julian Alps
Southern Austria (Salzburg/Innsbruck and environs)
Dolomites/Aldo Adige (NE Italy from Trento to Slovenian border)
Treviso/ depart Venice
This option is more circular, yet involves driving through various mountain passes (we drove through a snowstorm in July years ago).

OPTION 3 - add Dalmatian Coast
Arrive Venice /get car
Treviso or Trieste for first night
Piran
Istria peninsula
Dalmatian coast
Plitvicka Lakes
Ljubljana
Bled/Julian Alps
Dolomites/Aldo Adige (NE Italy from Trento to Slovenian border)
Treviso/ depart Venice
This option also has an in/out long driving route to reach Split/Dubrovnik. We haven’t been able to figure out what to do about a return to Venice via ferry, or whether there’s an option for dropping off the car and then taking the train down the coast.

Your insight and suggestions will be very helpful.

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