10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning app.

Washington, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Salzburg. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Salzburg to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hofburg, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Split vacation planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in May, with highs in Split at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, make a trip to Kula Morska Vrata, take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally stop by Coral Shop Irena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Old Town and then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker site.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for 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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