10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights


Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

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Washington, USA to Innsbruck is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in February, you will find days in Innsbruck are little chillier (43°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. On your second day here, get great views at MoenchsbergAufzug, examine the collection at Haus der Natur, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Kula Lotrščak, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb vacation planning app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Zagreb sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.