43 days in Vienna, Austrian Alps & Croatia Itinerary

43 days in Vienna, Austrian Alps & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Cres Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Zadar, Drive to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 4 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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Gollinger Wasserfall and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg holiday planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Krk Island.
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Krk Island, Croatia — 5 nights

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Visiting Croatia Excursions Boats and Beach Medane will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Oprna Bay and Magneli Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), stroll through Potovosce, step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle, and relax and rejuvenate at Fish Pedicure Njivice.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Krk Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Krk Island in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salzburg in July, with highs in Krk Island at 35°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Rab Island.
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Rab Island, Croatia — 3 nights

Bring the kids along to Suha Punta Beach and Pudarica Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Podsilo Beach and Kandarola Nude Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rab Island tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krk Island to Rab Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cres Island.
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Cres Island, Croatia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary of the Snow, then stroll through Orlec Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mali Bok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with CresSail and then kick back and relax at Lubenice Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cres Island tour builder.

Getting from Rab Island to Cres Island by journey takes about 3.5 hours. August in Cres Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mali Losinj.
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Mali Losinj, Croatia — 5 nights

Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Get in touch with nature at Unije and Zabodarski Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Valdarke Beach and Spiaggia Naturista FKK. There's much more to do: stroll through Susak, enjoy the sand and surf at Plieski, admire the natural beauty at The Losinj Aromatic Garden, and examine the collection at Losinjski Muzej.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mali Losinj trip planning tool.

Getting from Cres Island to Mali Losinj by journey takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at Krka National Park and Marjan Park. Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cathedral of Saint Domnius make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Split with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Trogir, about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mali Losinj to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the 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.
Visit Murvica Beach and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sumartin Beach and Vidova Gora. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Supetar (Fun Dive Club & Supetar cemetery) and Museum uja (in Skrip). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach and gear up at Zoo Station Bol.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bol trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Bol, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mlini Beach and Hvar Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mekicevica Beach. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, get outside with Spiaggia di Zarace, and stroll through Island Galesnik.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Hvar in an hour. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 4 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plaza Divna and Vela Przina Beach. Family-friendly places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Badija will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luka Beach, view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel, stop by OPG Komparak, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Korcula Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Town and Zarkovica Animal Shelter. Escape the urban bustle at Lokrum Island and Sunj Beach. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary website.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Castles · Historic Sites
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.
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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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