39 days in Italy, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

39 days in Italy, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 18 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Ortisei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garda, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Zadar, Fly to Pula
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 18 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Golfclub Schloss Schönborn and FONTANA Golfclub. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) for their historical value. Step out of Vienna with an excursion to Winzer Krems in Krems an der Donau--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary builder app.

Savannah, USA to Vienna is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Savannah to Vienna. Traveling from Savannah in June, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 28:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

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.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. 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
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Ortisei, Italy

— 3 nights
Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Castel Thun and Touriseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Pur Sudtirol Meran or Horvat Wilhelm & Co. Sas. Explore Ortisei's surroundings by going to I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano), Arte Sella (in Borgo Valsugana) and Tessitura Artistica Kunstweberei Franz (in Brunico).

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ortisei trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Ortisei in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in June: highs in Ortisei hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garda.

Things to do in Ortisei

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Garda, Italy

— 1 night
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 find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Garda trip maker app.

You can drive from Ortisei to Garda in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 see maps, reviews, 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: do a combination of bus and 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
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Clara Stones and Dubrovnik Treasures. 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 Dubrovnik City Shop, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, 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 train and ferry. 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

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 find traveler tips, more things to do, 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:

Zadar, Croatia

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, then examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Supernova Zadar and then kick back and relax at Kolovare Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in July, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Rovinj, Croatia

— 1 night

Istrian Venice

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 photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj vacation builder site.

Getting from Zadar to Rovinj by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Trieste, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 more things to do, traveler tips, 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 take a bus. 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 · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, stop by Cannaregio, stop by I Tre Mercanti, and take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.