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Critique my 14 day itinerary

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We (my parents, wife and I) are landing at Frankfurt in the 2nd week of May for 14 nights. Here is what I have so far.

1. We will be coming from the East and after an overnight flight, we will reach early morning. We will rent a car and drive to our hotel in Boppard. Depending on how we feel, we will probably spend most of the day in the hotel and around town.

2. We plan to take a cruise from Boppard to Koblenz in the morning. We might explore a few towns along the Rhine/Mosel in the second part of the day.

3. We were originally planning to drive through the Romantic Road. But my wife really wants to visit the Bernese Oberland. It'll be 6 hrs of driving and a 2 hr stop in either Colmar or Freiburg. Should arrive in Lauterbrunnenaround 6PM.

4. Depending on the weather, a trip to Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn or First, exploring the villages and some hiking.

5. More of the same. We will leave near 5PM for Fussen. (4 hr drive)

6. Neuschwanstein Castle and Fussen before heading for Salzburg. (3 hr drive)

7. Salzburg

8. Berchtesgaden and Konigssee (maybe some paragliding or even skydiving)

9. Hallstat before heading for Vienna in the evening.

10. Vienna

11. Vienna

12. Drive to either Zamek Lednice or Český Krumlov before Prague

13. Prague

14. Prague

15. Drive to Bohemian Switzerland before returning the car at Berlin's SXF and flying late night.

Is this a reasonable itinerary? Too much driving? I'm concerned we have too much planned, especially in the first half of our trip. We are generally relaxed on vacation, but don't mind spending time in the car. I'm also concerned after reading about driving in Europe. We have two drivers and when on vacation in the USA or UK, we routinely drive 5hr+.

We are flexible on the itinerary and willing to change a few things:
1) Bavaria instead of Berner Oberland
2) More time in Berner Oberland, Fussen by either skipping or reducing the time in Prague and/or Vienna.
3) Return the car on the German side near Salzburg and use the train from there. Fly from Prague instead of Berlin. A car will let us stop in Hallstat, Zamek Lednice and Bohemian Switerland. We will also have a bit of luggage. The cost will be slightly higher for the car, considering parking in the cities, but we don't mind spending that for convenience.

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