10 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights


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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

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Washington, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in April since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Vienna.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and examine the collection at Hofburg.

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You can fly from Dubrovnik to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

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You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.

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.