9 days in Austria, Liechtenstein & Croatia Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Malbun, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Bus to Sargans, Bahnhof, Train to Zurich, Fly to Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights


Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), examine the collection at Hofburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna attractions planning website.

Bengaluru, India to Vienna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect Vienna to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Mirabell Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg sightseeing site.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malbun.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Malbun, Liechtenstein — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, and then don't miss a visit to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Malbun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Malbun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.
On the 28th (Fri), wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and finally make a trip to Onophrian Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Malbun to Dubrovnik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.

Liechtenstein travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.

Croatia travel guide

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.