We've talked about a mountain trip to the Dolomites for years.
We just touched this area in 1991, but much too late in the season to really enjoy it (and too much in a hurry to get on to points further south). And, our mountain trip to Switzerland in 2002 remains one of our favorites. This area has come up as an option just about every time we start talking about our next vacation, and we finally decided to go for it.
But due to work schedules, band camp and various other commitments, we didn't have a lot of time. With nine nights, we earmarked a week for the mountains and two nights in Munich at the end of the trip (mostly because we decided to fly in and out of Munich).