15 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Florence, Italy
Train:  6 h 30 min
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Innsbruck, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  7 h
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Maribor, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
14
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
15
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Florence, Italy

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary builder.

Florence, Italy to Innsbruck is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Innsbruck reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip maker site.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the activities along Hallstatter See, then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt journey maker website.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park and then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

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Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Bled takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Bled, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Nature Trails Outdoors
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 21st (Tue), learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, don't miss a visit to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plague Column, then get your game on at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, and finally admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Maribor visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bled to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Maribor, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries Outdoors Fun & Games
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Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort ©
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort
Vinogradi Horvat ©
Vinogradi Horvat

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Zagreb, Croatia

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 22nd (Wed): perfect your strike at Bowling Bar, have some family-friendly fun at Sensperience, then examine the collection at Typhlological Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Academy of Music, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Maribor to Zagreb in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Games
Typhlological Museum ©
Typhlological Museum
Bowling Bar ©
Bowling Bar

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Spanish square, take some stellar pictures from Hum, don't miss a visit to Mostar Peace Bell Tower, get engrossed in the history at Old Bridge Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zagreb to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zagreb in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Mostar: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Shopping
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Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur
Spanish square ©
Spanish square
Bosnaseum ©
Bosnaseum

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in January, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph, examine the collection at Namfleg, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kotor holiday maker website.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in January since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen ©
Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Kampana Tower ©
Kampana Tower

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Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 26th (Sun), get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valovito Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zabljak driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Zabljak in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor
Valovito Lake ©
Valovito Lake

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest vacation maker tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Zabljak to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bratislava road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Bratislava sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Silberkammer, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning tool.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague online journey planner.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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