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Itinerary help for 14-ish days, starting in London

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Our family of four - two adults, two kids (12 and 9) - is planning to see some of Europe in July/August 2018. We will have 14 days, maybe 15 on the ground, plus two travel days on either end. It's cheapest to fly in and out of London - and we can get there on a direct flight out of our hometown - but we're also looking at open jaw options, flying in to London and out of Rome or another city, depending on our final itinerary.

I don't even know where to start, to be honest. I'm researching and have ordered some guidebooks, but thought I'd throw this out to there to see if any experienced travelers have some advice.

We all love active vacations that include hiking and other outdoor adventures, like rafting, but we also enjoy museums and touring landmarks. We're hoping to strike a balance while in Europe, and see the sights while also having some time to soak up the scenery and walk/hike through beautiful locations, or just sit and enjoy a gorgeous view.

We're open to car rental - we've driven across Ireland, England, France, and Belgium before - but are also interested in the possibility of some scenic train journeys.

It's been many years since my husband and I were in Europe, and this will be our kids's first overseas trip. We keep getting carried away, and need some help narrowing down our itinerary. Places we would love to see (but we understand that we can't possibly see them all in 14 days):

- London (just a day or two before we fly to Switzerland, Italy, or Germany - my husband and I have been to London several times, and want to spend most of our trip in locations we've never seen)
- Switzerland
- Italy
- Austria
- Germany

Any recommendations on a two-week itinerary that won't have us changing locations every day? We want some time to enjoy each stop. Even though our kids are great travelers, we don't want to drag them around or wear them out unnecessarily.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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