10 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, stop by Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip website.

Washington, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Dubrovnik. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) 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 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Abel, then don't miss a visit to Zakerja Tower, then browse the exhibits of Vapor gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town planner.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry 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.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Split day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Split takes 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 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip app.

You can fly from Split to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Split in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn and then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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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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Austria travel guide

4.5
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.
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