15 days in Vienna, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Vienna, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

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 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

Hamburg, Germany to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in April: highs in Vienna hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Ravello to Dubrovnik in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Ravello in April, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.