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.
Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Linderhof. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen to see Zugspitze about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and get interesting insight from BMW Welt.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munich tour site .

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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zugspitze, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do your shopping at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke and Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur. Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the world behind art at Salzburger Barockmuseum, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour builder app .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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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 Belvedere Palace will appeal to history buffs. The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, look for gifts at Altmann & Kühne, and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) 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
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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz 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 look for gifts at Notes of Zagreb.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zagreb, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Beaches Parks
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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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and War Photo Limited. Popular historic sites such as Fort Lovrijenac and Dubrovnik City Walls are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Dubrovnik Treasures, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik online itinerary maker .

Fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow 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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