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my current itinerary for future trip

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In a few years my wife and I will be able to travel more as my kids should be on their own by then. I've been pondering an itinerary for a leisurely (at least for Americans) summer in Europe.
Early June/late May (this time works best as extra help would be available to work in the summer at the restaurant that we are co-owners/workers at) arrive in Rome. Spend a few days in Rome, then off to Umbria perhaps to visit Perugia, Assisi (areas I'm familiar with from my younger days). A few days in Florence after that. After that, I'm not sure what we'd do. Perhaps more Italy, but I'm intrigued about heading over to Croatia. One idea would be to take a ferry from Ancona to Split, and stay somewhere along the Makarska Riviera. I like the idea of a week along the Dalmatian coast, spending time on the beaches (yes I realize they are rocky, not sandy, and that in mid June the water hasn't reached its warmest yet), and fitting in trips to Split, and maybe Dubrovnik.
If we end up in Dalmatia I'd like to visit the Rijeka/Opatija region before bidding good by to the Adriatic. I just love the photos I've seen of that region of Northeastern Istria/Kvarner Bay or whatever its called. I spent a few days in Croatia in the 1980's as a teenager and it was so memorable because it was so different from western Europe. Anyway, from Rijeka/Opatija it might be time for some city life, so I like the idea of going to Zagreb. Not sure how long we'd stay there. After Zagreb, time to continue our tour of the old Austro-Hungarian empire with some Slovenian visiting, perhaps Llublana and Lake Bled.
By now it might be time to head to German speaking Europe (I speak German pretty well), and what better way to acclimatize ourselves to that area than a nice stay in the Austria warm lake region, Carinthia. I'm leaning toward a week or so in the Worthersee region. I know the area a little from my traveling days of the 1980's, and fondly remember the warm water and overall classy atmosphere of the place. There seems to be a nice balance of lake and non-lake things to do there.
After that it might be time for some more "I'm an American therefore I must see all the famous sites" scenario and head over to Vienna for some conventional visiting. After Vienna, perhaps a visit to Budapest, but at this point in time my wife and I might have figured that we've had enough of the cities and want to see more of the beautiful parts of Austria, and skip the main sites, or perhaps in fact we do want to see more cities and then could head on to Budapest and maybe some other parts of Hungary as well.
At some point I do want to see some more of the Salzkammergut region again, and perhaps stay in Bad Ischl at least one night (got to see where Kaiser Franz Joseph spent his summers). The Wolfgangsee looks wonderful and deserving of some time. I'd like to wrap up the trip with some time in the Munich area, and perhaps we'd fly home from there.
For traveling I like the idea of using primarily public transportation, and am quite pleased with some of the weekly rental prices for accommodations. My wife and I both like lakes, mountains, the sea, etc., plus major sites as well. I think an itinerary like ours might be a nice combination of seeing famous noteworthy places and sites, plus a nice mixture of relaxation in beautiful settings. I like the idea of spending time in places like the Worthersee where there are lots of tourists, certainly, but Europeans who are actually relaxing in a beautiful setting, rather than knocking off items on a bucket travel list. I would be allowing roughly two months for this trip.

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