18 days in Germany, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Austria & Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Drive:  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.
Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Linderhof. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Church and Munich Residenz. Step out of Munich to go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and see Zugspitze, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Munich route planning site.

London, UK to Munich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Zugspitze
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburger Barockmuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Getreidegasse, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salzburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
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 Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, look for gifts at Xocolat, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning site.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join in the after-dark buzz at Vinoteka Bornstein, look for gifts at Morlacch, look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, thenstop by Handmade in Zagreb, and finally look for gifts at Notes of Zagreb.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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.
Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Cavtat Old Town and War Photo Limited. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stradun, take a stroll through Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and look for gifts at Vina Milicic.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker.

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Dubrovnik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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