18 days in Germany, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Germany, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Viktualienmarkt. Schloss Linderhof and BMW Welt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Zugspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Munich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Munich. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Zugspitze
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke and Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufakturfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, stop by Bottle Shop, and admire the natural beauty at Salzburger Barockmuseum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg road trip site .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

5
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Hofburg and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like MuseumsQuartier Wien and Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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 5th (Sun), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. On your second day here, get a taste of local nightlife at Vinoteka Bornstein, stop by Morlacch, look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, and finally stop by Notes of Zagreb.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Zagreb by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square

4
nights
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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Island of Lokrum will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Cavtat Old Town. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Lapad, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, stop by Clara Stones, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in July since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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