Does r/travel have any advice regarding applying for a Schengen visa when you don’t know your itinerary in advance? I only know approximate dates and have a rough ideas of the countries, but I want to get my visa before I know my dates/itinerary, as I also need to apply for a US visa within a short span of time. I was thinking of reserving an air ticket + hotel in the country I plan to apply to for 3 months, but then actually only ending up traveling for a subset of that time, and also spending part of my time in other countries (I would still visit that country I applied to). Do you think there would be any issues with that?
I have read some posts where border agents found out that your actual travel plans did not match your itinerary and this has affected future visa applications. From what I understand, this has been mostly at the Finnish border, and possibly only if you don’t even visit the country you applied to.
Do you have definitive sources where what I am attempting to do has been either forbidden or allowed? What about from personal experience?