This is my 3rd trip to europe and second trip to germany.Last time we visited in munich/fossen/castles and had a great time.
This time,we are planning to focus more on exploring the natural beauty/castles of germany and have come up with the below plan..The no of days planned for the trip is 17days/16 nights.Me,wife and our lil 1 year old are included and we intend to take a car hire from freiburg to start with and leave the car at cologne before we head to netherlands.
Below is rough itinerary planned :
Destination Nights of Accomodation
Zurich, Switzerland 18,19,20 April
Freiburg, Germany hire a car from freiburg
Black Forest, Germany
Singen, Germany 21,22 stay at singen
Füssen, Germany 23,24,25 stay at fussen
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Germany
Rothenburg, Germany 26,27 stay at rothenburg..
Heidelberg, Germany 28,29 stay at heidelberg
Cologne, Germany 30 stay at cologne
Amsterdam,Netherlands 1,2,3 May stay at amsterdam
Fly back home 4
Questions I have :
1. Is the above itinerary aggressive ? as my priority is to relax and travel especially for our toddler.If not what all places are the places not to be missed and which all are optional.For us nature visit like fossen comes as priority and castles visit could be flexible..
2. Which places are the best to stay for the above itinerary.I am not sure at this moment whether the above places where I have mention to stay would be appropriate to visit the nearby areas..Again we prefer to stay close to the nature and not in town/city etc and for minimum 2-3 days so as to do away the repacking part.
3. Our intention is to reach amsterdam for the tulip fest and to be there on 2-3rd as there is a flower float/festival during that time and then fly back home.
We will be flying in to zurich and flying out from amsterdam....
Thanks in advance for your valuable response.