I've been reading the TA forums for the last few weeks trying to firm up an itinerary for a trip this June and I need some help. We have exactly 14 nights and want to visit Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia. Nature travel is our top most priority along with visiting and staying in quaint European towns/villages. We are the no-rush kind of travelers - don’t want to drive and want to take public transportation as much as possible, but we will drive if it makes sense in some places. I’ve researched a little and know that I want to go to the following places in these countries: o Austria (5 nights) – Want to stay at Hallstatt for two nights, Vienna and Salzburg o Slovenia (5 nights) – Lake Bled, Julian Alps, Triglav/Soca Valley o Croatia (4 nights) - Plitvice Lakes, Hvar Island Here are my preliminary questions that I can think of so far: What is the order that I should visit these countries in? Which airports to fly into and out of, from the US? Fly into Vienna (Austria) and fly out of Dubrovnik (Croatia)? Not a miles and points trip. Where should I situate myself in these countries so as to cover all the places on my list and also avoid checking in and out of hotels. What should be the ideal modes of transport in and between these countries? Any other suggestions for places to visit (for us nature lovers) instead of the ones I picked? I will appreciate any help and insight. Thank you in advance.