39 days in Italy, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

39 days in Italy, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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39 days in Italy, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

Start: Savannah, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 18 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Ortisei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Garda, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
9
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
10
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Savannah, United States

18
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Belvedere Palace and Albertina will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Winzer Krems (in Krems an der Donau) and FONTANA Golfclub (in Oberwaltersdorf). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Savannah, USA to Vienna is an approximately 20- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Savannah in June, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winzer Krems, FONTANA Golfclub
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
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 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ortisei.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

3
nights
Ortisei, Italy

Ortisei ©
Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Head to Pur Sudtirol Meran and Tessitura Artistica Kunstweberei Franzfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arte Sella and Touriseum. Get out of town with these interesting Ortisei side-trips: Castel Thun (in Ton), Horvat Wilhelm & Co. Sas (in Brunico) and I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ortisei online road trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Ortisei in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Salzburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ortisei: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Garda.

Things to do in Ortisei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Merano, Brunico, Castel Thun, Arte Sella
Highlights from your plan
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Arte Sella ©
Arte Sella

1
night
Garda, Italy

Garda ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): walk around Parco Baia delle Sirene, then kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and then look for gifts at In Riva al Lago.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Garda trip maker app.

You can drive from Ortisei to Garda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Garda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sirmione
Highlights from your plan
Parco Baia delle Sirene ©
Parco Baia delle Sirene
Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach
In Riva al Lago ©
In Riva al Lago

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning app.

Getting from Garda to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dubrovnik Treasures and Dubrovnik City Shop. Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, look for gifts at Clara Stones, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour planner.

You can fly from Milan to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic and then stop by Split Fish Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Split online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Split Fish Market ©
Split Fish Market
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum Zadar and Museum of Ancient Glass. Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Donat and Zadar Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kolovare Beach, stop by Supernova Zadar, and don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in July, Zadar is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Beaches Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Ancient Glass ©
Museum of Ancient Glass
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral

1
night
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Artrovinj, step off the mainland to explore Katarina Island, then stop by Ribica Atelier, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj vacation builder site.

Getting from Zadar to Rovinj by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Rovinj are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Trieste.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Katarina Island ©
Katarina Island
Old Town ©
Old Town
Ribica Atelier ©
Ribica Atelier

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Rowell Design Lifestyle, kick back and relax at Beach Barcola, and then hike along Sentiero Rilke. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Revoltella, don't miss a visit to Molo Audace, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Duino.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Trieste trip planner.

Getting from Rovinj to Trieste by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. July in Trieste sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Duino
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Duino ©
Castle of Duino
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Museo Revoltella ©
Museo Revoltella

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, stop by San Marco 801, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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