16 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Sibenik, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Zadar, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Werfen, Austria
— Few hours
train:  1​h
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
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Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
bus:  5​h 30​min
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
15
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
End: Riga, Latvia

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cafe Buza, Walls of Dubrovnik and Fort Lovrijenac.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Dubrovnik Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Dog Pub.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mostar tour planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Mostar are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sibenik.

Things to do in Mostar

Nightlife Historic Sites
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Black Dog Pub ©
Black Dog Pub
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Michael's Fortress as well as Medieval Mediteranean Garden. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, then admire the natural beauty at Medieval Mediteranean Garden, and then steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sibenik vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Sibenik takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Parks
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Greeting to the Sun as well as Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner .

Drive from Sibenik to Zadar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sibenik in May since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) as well as Mala Osojnica.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Werfen.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

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Werfen, Austria

Werfen ©
Werfen is a market town in the district of St. You've now added Eisriesenwelt to your itinerary.

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

You can drive from Bled to Werfen in 2.5 hours. May in Werfen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Werfen

Parks Nature
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Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Getreidegasse, Schloss Hellbrunn and Murphy's Law Irish Pub. On the 15th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Murphy's Law Irish Pub.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Werfen to Salzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hallstatter See, Salz Welten and 5 Fingers. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get great views at 5 Fingers, enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", explore and take pictures at Salz Welten, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hallstatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

5 Fingers
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online holiday planner .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In May in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toBudapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Szimpla Kert as well as Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere and then test the waters at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

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Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Wachau Valley, Spanish Riding School, United Nations in Vienna, and other attractions. On the 21st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at United Nations in Vienna and then see a show at State Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in a show at Spanish Riding School, then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toPrague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Wachau Valley
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Riga.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, and finally take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Riga day trip planning site .

You can fly from Prague to Riga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Riga. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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