18 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  3​h
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovinj, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Riga, Latvia

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swarovski Kristallwelten, Haus der Natur and Salzburger Altstadt. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg holiday planner.

Riga, Latvia to Salzburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Riga to Salzburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
5 Fingers has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Salzwelten and then get great views at 5 Fingers.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hallstatt travel planning tool .

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Bled on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites

Side Trip

5 Fingers
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Hallstatt Skywalk ©

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bled Castle as well as Triglav National Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle and then head off the coast to Bled Island. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bled vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Bled takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town and then take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most) ©
Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most)

2
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): Head underground at Postojna Cave and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Postojna trip site .

You can take a bus from Ljubljana to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Postojna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skocjan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves

5
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
You've added Kamenjak National Park, Aquarium Pula, Temple Of Augustus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Rovinj to go to Porec and see Porec Old Town, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town and get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovinj trip planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Rovinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovinj, with lows around 21°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pula, Porec Old Town, Kamenjak National Park, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

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