26 days in Croatia, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

26 days in Croatia, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 day
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Zadar, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, and finally explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Frankfurt is minus 7 hours. In April, Frankfurt is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, then see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, then examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munich tour planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take a stroll through Steingasse. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and St. Mark's Church. Tehnicki Muzej and Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Zagreb travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Salzburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 1 day

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 5 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Visiting Modric Cave and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Church of St. Donat and Zadar Land City Gates will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Mountain Traveller Croatia in Starigrad-Paklenica (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, learn about winemaking at Degarra Winery, and indulge your senses at Art & Nature Travel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zadar, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Marjan Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get some historical perspective at Diocletian's Palace and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Spilja Vranjaca (in Kotlenice) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Split online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walls of Dubrovnik and Cavtat Old Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cavtat Cemetery and Church of Our Lady of the Snow. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Church of St Nicholas). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik (MOMAD), make a trip to Pile Gate, and sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Split to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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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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