On August 18th, I'm flying out of Salt Lake City to Tampa, Florida to pick up my father who's joining me on this trip. On August 20th, we fly from Tampa to Berlin, Germany, via Newark, arriving on the 21st of August.
We have 15 days to explore (August 21st - September 4th.) The meat of the trip is flexible, as we haven't booked hotels. We plan on spending a full day in Berlin, then taking a train to Munich. We may spend a few days in Munich, then we're headed to Salsburg, Austria for a few days. From Salsburg, we go to our primary destination, Vienna. We have 5 days planned for Vienna, but we're planning on a day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia as well. From there, it's back to Berlin via Munich to catch a return flight on the 5th of September.
I fly back to Salt Lake City on the 7th, just in time for a week-long visit from my mother and step-father. Everything is set. We've got our passports up-to-date, backpacks ready, eurail and plane tickets purchased, cameras primed. I'll be posting reports on this page occasionally.