43 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

43 days in Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Novigrad, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Brestova, Ferry to Porozina, Drive to Mali Losinj
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Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Misnjak Rab, Ferry to Stinica, Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Old Town and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, stroll through Zarkovica Animal Shelter, and go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in July, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 5 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Plaza Divna and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach, look for gifts at OPG Komparak, head outdoors with Badija, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town travel route planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Pakleni Otoci and Stand-Up Paddleboarding make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Mlini Beach, and get great views at Spanish Fortress.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Croatia — 3 nights

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Attractions like Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and Murvica Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Supetar (Supetar cemetery & Fun Dive Club), Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Museum uja (in Skrip). There's much more to do: pick up some new knowledge with Zoo Station Bol, stroll through Paklina Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bol online trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Attractions like Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Speed Boats Tours (in Trogir) and Krka National Park (in Skradin). There's still lots to do: stroll through Marjan Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Split travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Novigrad.
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Novigrad, Croatia — 1 night

Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

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You can fly from Split to Novigrad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mali Losinj.
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Mali Losinj, Croatia — 4 nights

Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Kids will enjoy Aquapark Cikat and Susak. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Unije, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zabodarski Beach, see the interesting displays at Losinjski Muzej, and admire the natural beauty at The Losinj Aromatic Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mali Losinj holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Novigrad to Mali Losinj takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Rab Island.
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Rab Island, Croatia — 4 nights

Family-friendly places like Suha Punta Beach and Kandarola Nude Beach will thrill your kids.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rab Island road trip website.

Getting from Mali Losinj to Rab Island by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 1 night

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Rab Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mirabell Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

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

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Salzburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, then admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 6 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly 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

4.6
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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