10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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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 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hofburg, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary builder site.

Washington, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in May: highs in Vienna hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then visit Old Town, and then shop like a local with Art by Stjepko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at War Photo Limited, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Abel, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally stop by Coral Shop Irena.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 15th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then look for gifts at Filigran Split, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Split by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Austria travel guide

4.5
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

4.5
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.