17 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

17 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Drive:  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
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Werfen, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Esztergom, Hungary
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
14
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
15
Prague, Czech Republic
— Few hours
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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 Walls of Dubrovnik, Cafe Buza and Fort Lovrijenac. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, then delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Cafe Buza.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Dubrovnik Airport. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toBlagaj.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj ©
Blagaj is a village-town in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. You've now added Blagaj tekija to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Blagaj day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Blagaj in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Blagaj can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mostar.
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Blagaj tekija ©
Blagaj tekija

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
You've now added Black Dog Pub to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mostar online tour planner .

Mostar is just a stone's throw from Blagaj. In May, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 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. Start 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 find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sibenik road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Sibenik takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sibenik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Parks
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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 see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Zadar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zadar when traveling from Sibenik in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
The Greeting to the Sun ©
The Greeting to the Sun

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bled road trip site .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Bled, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Werfen.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) ©
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

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Werfen, Austria

Werfen
Werfen is a market town in the district of St. Eisriesenwelt has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Werfen trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bled to Werfen takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Werfen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Werfen

Parks Nature
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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get great views at 5 Fingers, enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", admire all the interesting features of Salz Welten, then take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, and finally explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Werfen to Hallstatt in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

5 Fingers
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salz Welten ©
Salz Welten
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Getreidegasse, Kapuzinerberg, Murphy's Law Irish Pub, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, make a trip to Kapuzinerberg, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Murphy's Law Irish Pub.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip builder app .

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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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.
You've added Wotruba Kirche, State Opera House, Wachau Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Spanish Riding School, then admire the landmark architecture of United Nations in Vienna, then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and finally see a show at State Opera House.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Esztergom.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wachau Valley
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
State Opera House ©
State Opera House

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Esztergom, Hungary

Esztergom
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Esztergom journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Esztergom takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Budapest on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Esztergom

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest planner .

You can drive from Esztergom to Budapest in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Food Tours
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Mala strana and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Zagreb to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zagreb in May: highs in Prague hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Neighborhoods
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Mala strana
Mala strana

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), browse the collection at National Library of Latvia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), appreciate the history behind Monument 1905 The Fighters, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Jauniela, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, then admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riga day trip website .

Fly from Prague to Riga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Riga due to the time zone difference. May in Riga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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