10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally don't miss a visit to Linzergasse. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stiegl Brauwelt, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour itinerary website.

Washington, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and visit Lower Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb vacation maker app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in March, expect nights in Zagreb to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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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, examine the collection at Hofburg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Zagreb, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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.