22 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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22 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), don't miss a visit to Sommerrodelbahn Keltenblitz, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online journey planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Salzburg is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Salzburg is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Salzburg to be cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, Gollinger Wasserfall, Sommerrodelbahn Keltenblitz
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 27th (Sat), go for a walk through Old Town, then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then explore and take pictures at Salzwelten, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kleines Matterhorn.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt visit planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kleines Matterhorn
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grawa Wasserfall and Leutascher Geisterklamm. Go for a jaunt from Innsbruck to Umhausen to see Stuibenfall about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Hofgarten, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Zell am See.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Leutascher Geisterklamm, Stuibenfall, Grawa Wasserfall
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Stuibenfall ©
Stuibenfall
Hofgarten ©
Hofgarten

2
nights
Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Zell, take advantage of the amenities at Zell Am See, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Hippolyt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Elisabethkapelle, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then look for gifts at Charisma Am Stadtplatz, and finally make a trip to Light show on the Lake.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zell am See itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Innsbruck to Zell am See in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Zell Am See ©
Zell Am See
Elisabethkapelle ©
Elisabethkapelle

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
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 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bled online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Bled takes 3 hours. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
River Rafting & Tubing
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja).

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip tool .

Drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
River Ljubljanica Kanal ©
River Ljubljanica Kanal

1
night
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 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then kick back and relax at Dubovica. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Hvar by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), and then do a tasting at Putalj Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Omis
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Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Climbing Tours
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vlaho Bukovac House and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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