15 days in Croatia, Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria

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.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip site.

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Family-friendly places like The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Untersberg will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Odensee (in Pichl-Kainisch), Gosauseen (in Gosau) and Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, learn from the experts at CSA Skischule Silvia Grillitsch, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and tour along fresh powder with Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, and finally learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Split. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Family-friendly places like Spanish Fortress and Pakleni Otoci will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, look for gifts at Mamma Mia the Boutique, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by GIFT & ART SHOP MEDUSA, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and finally contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery. On the next day, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder site.

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. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

On the 30th (Tue), make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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Hvar Island travel guide

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Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.
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