19 days in Slovenia, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Slovenia, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Slovenia, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
9
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai, India

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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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Amberfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wachau Valley and Graben and Kohlmarkt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna online sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Vienna. Traveling from Mumbai in September, expect nights in Vienna to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, then enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt day trip planning app .

Drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves ©
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, don't miss a visit to Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well), then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online road trip planner .

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur ©
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Central Market, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
River Ljubljanica Kanal ©
River Ljubljanica Kanal

1
night
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 Lake Bled. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Osojnica and then explore the activities along Lake Bled.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip planning site .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bled sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

1
night
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 23rd (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument To Four Courageous Men.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero tour itinerary planner .

Bohinjsko Jezero is just a stone's throw from Bled. September in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 24th (Tue), take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Zagreb in 3 hours. While traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
River Rafting & Tubing
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 27th (Fri), do a tasting at Putalj Winery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, and then stroll through Bacvice Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bacvice Beach ©
Bacvice Beach
Split Market ©
Split Market

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Dubovica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Milna, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip planning app .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Milna ©
Milna
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, then explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, then get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, then kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

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