21 days in Italy, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Tkalciceva Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online visit planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Zagreb, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Albertina. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hofburg, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online road trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, explore the activities along Hallstatter See, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Congress innsbruck. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Bergisel Ski Jump, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally stop by BierWelt.Tirol.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck online day trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in June; daily highs in Venice reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, look for gifts at Fragio Gioielli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo. On your second day here, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the world behind art at Museo San Fedele, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 3 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Genoa is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, contemplate the long history of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

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Drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in June: highs in Genoa hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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

4.5
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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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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