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CroatiaRoad trip across Austria, Slovenia and Croatia

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Grab the keys to the rental car and hit the highlights of 3 very distinct countries: Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Touch down in Vienna - Austria's artistic and intellectual capital​. Drive across unparalleled mountainous landscapes, surrounded by charming villages and crystal clear lakes. It's going to be tough to leave Hallstatt and Salzburg, but more jaw-dropping adventures await, and you'll e...

Grab the keys to the rental car and hit the highlights of 3 very distinct countries: Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Touch down in Vienna - Austria's artistic and intellectual capital​. Drive across unparalleled mountainous landscapes, surrounded by charming villages and crystal clear lakes. It's going to be tough to leave Hallstatt and Salzburg, but more jaw-dropping adventures await, and you'll eventually have to return the rental... so get going! Next up, you'll cross into Slovenia via the highest drivable road in Europe. On the other side, discover Bled, a charming resort town in the foothills of the Julian Alps. Push into Croatia and towards the Adriatic coast. It may seem like it can't get any better, but an immeasurable amount of sights, captivating stories, tasty local bites, secluded beaches, waterfalls, sunshine and smiling locals wait to be discovered on your journey towards Dubrovnik. This one is all about the drive, and the drive is going to be epic! 

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  • City
    City
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

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Day 1: Welcome to Austria!

​• Arrive at Vienna airport and transfer to your hotel

• Spend the rest of your day at leisure

Visited:
Vienna

Days 2 to 3: Vienna

• Take this day to explore Vienna, Austria's artistic and intellectual capital​

• Visit the Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn and the Habsburgs’ summer residence

• In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

Visited:
Vienna

Day 4: From Vienna to the mountains of Austria

• Drive along Danube river

Visit Melk & Linz. Stop to hear the story of Benedictines in the region

• Continue to Salzkammergut  

Visited:
Vienna

Day 5: Salzkammergut

• Visit famous viewpoint of 5 fingers

• Discover the story behind the famous Goisern shoes

• Visit the home of Empress Sissi and emperor Franz Joseph

Visited:

Day 6: Hallstatt & Wolfgangsee 

•  From Wolfgangsee, ride the famous cog railway to the top of the mountain overlooking the lakes

• Visit Hallstatt, with its 16th-century Alpine houses, charming cafes and shops• Continue to St. Gilgen

• Embark on a return boat ride across the lake to Strobl

Visited:
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Day 7: Salzburg

• Visit Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage City

• You'll be spoiled for choice, as this beautiful city is known for being the birthplace of Mozart, its Baroque architecture and the world-class Salzburg Festival

• Continue to the famous Berchtesgaden National Park

Visited:
Salzburg

Day 8: Stunning road journey to Bled

• Today, you'll drive along the highest road in Europe and marvel at Grossglockener mountain

Visit a small town at the top of the mountain before continuing to Slovenia

• Overnight in town of Bled

Visited:
Bled

Day 9: Bled, Ljubliana & Zagreb

• In the morning, visit Bled with picturesque Bled island and castle overlooking the lake

Continue to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia

• Later in the afternoon arrive in Zagreb, Croatia

Visited:
Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb

Day 10: Zagreb discovery

Learn about the rich history and the many traditions of Croatian people

• Afterwards, visit museums, galleries and shops at your own pace

• Local gastronomy is superb. Don't miss a chance to indulge

Visited:
Zagreb

Day 11: Opatija

• Drive through the forested mainland before reaching the coast. It's time to see Adriatic sea

• Visit the well known town of Opatija, a 19th century Austrian Empire resort

Visited:
ZagrebRijeka, Opatija

Day 12: Istra peninsula

• Spend the full day exploring the Istra peninsula, known as the 'Tuscany of Croatia'

• Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the towns of Rovinj and Grožnjan

Return to Opatija for an overnight stay

Visited:
Opatija

Day 13: Plitvice National Park

• Drive inland to visit Plitvice National Park, a true natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Center

• Marvel at 16 cascading lakes, waterfalls and rivers

• Various hiking paths are available throughout the park. One thing is certain, you'll want to see as much as you can!

Visited:
OpatijaPlitvice, Zadar

Day 14: Zadar, Sibenik & Split

• Begin the day with a visit to Zadar, one of the oldest towns in Croatia

• Listen to the sea organ play its song and walk the streets of old Roman town• Visit the famous, UNESCO listed Cathedral in Šibenik

• Continue to Split


Day 15: Split & the island of Hvar

Board a ferry to Hvar, a beautiful and culturally rich island in the Adriatic Sea

• Recently, Hvar boomed into a popular tourist destination known for great dining, thriving nightlife and secluded beaches

Board the ferry once more and continue to Split

• On arrival, explore the key sights in Split in the company of your local guide

Visited:
SplitHvar

Day 16: Dubrovnik

• Journey from Split to Dubrovnik

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure


Day 17: Dubrovnik

• Spend the day exploring the hidden corners of Dubrovnik

Learn about the city and its long history, culture and heritage

• Later, take some time to roam around on your own

Consider renting a kayak and go for a paddle around the calm waters surrounding the city

Visited:
Dubrovnik

Day 18: Dubrovnik departure

• At the appropriate time, transfer to Dubrovnik airport for departure

• We wish you a safe and pleasant onward journey!

Visited:
Dubrovnik

ViennaSalzburgBledLjubljanaZagrebRijekaOpatijaPlitviceZadarŠibenikSplitHvarDubrovnik

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This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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  • Accommodation
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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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