10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip tool.

Chennai, India to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in April; daily highs in Vienna reach 19°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik and then take a stroll through Old Town. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, stop by Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salzburg in May, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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