10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive to Split Airport, Fly to Washington


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.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Washington in May, you will find days in Vienna are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 9th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online route 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 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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), enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then stop by Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with War Photo Limited, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salzburg in May, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Abel, stop by Coral Shop Irena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Korcula Town Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kula Morska Vrata.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town travel route 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 in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Split.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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 the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, look for gifts at Filigran Split, and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split road trip site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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Austria travel guide

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.

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.