10 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

10 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights


Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally stroll around Zrinjevac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary site.

Chennai, India to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Zagreb, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On your second day here, explore the world behind art at DomQuartier Salzburg, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria

— 5 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: browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.