10 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip maker site.

Washington, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning site.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in April since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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 29th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and then make a trip to Universitatsplatz.

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You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

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 · 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.