10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary website.

Washington, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Vienna, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip planning tool.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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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 11th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, look for gifts at Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with War Photo Limited, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip app.

You can fly from Salzburg to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in May: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 72°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, stop by OPG Komparak, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel, then contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, and finally view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

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 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, look for gifts at By Lyna Conceptstore, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Split holiday website.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Split are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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

4.6
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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