12 days in Slovenia, Italy & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia, Italy & Austria Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Postojna, Slovenia
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Melk, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Paciotti Salumeria, La Pieta, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Paciotti Salumeria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rome. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Postojna, Slovenia

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Postojna Cave. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): Head underground at Postojna Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Postojna trip maker website.

You can drive from Venice to Postojna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Postojna, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Nature
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 24th (Sun), take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Hallstatt.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods
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Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You've now added Badestrand Hallstatt to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Melk.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Melk, Austria

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wachau Valley as well as Melk Abbey. On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey and then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley.

Before you visit Melk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Salzburg to Melk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salzburg in April since evenings lows in Melk dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rathausplatz, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Historic Center of Vienna, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, indulge in some culinary diversions at First Vienna Food Tour, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally make a trip to Rathausplatz.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

You can take a train from Melk to Vienna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melk in April, Vienna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

Austrian Alps travel guide

4.3
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.