10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights


Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 30th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salzburg road trip site.

Washington, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for little chillier days in Salzburg, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then see the interesting displays at Froggyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Marjan Park, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Split tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Split by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in May, things will get a bit warmer in Split: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Split to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Austria travel guide

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.

Croatia travel guide

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.