15 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Train:  7 h
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
You've now added Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Vintgar Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled, head off the coast to Bled Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and finally admire the sheer force of Waterfall Savica.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bled driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally stop by Filigran Split. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 15th (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar vacation planner.

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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: visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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