12-Day Road Trip in Austria and Slovakia from Vienna to Salzburg, Spittal a der Drau, Wiener Neustadt, Bratislava, Poprad, and Zilina

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Get ready for an exhilarating 12-day European road trip. This trip will take you through Austria and Slovakia and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 8 nights in Austria and 3 nights in Slovakia.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Austria, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Vienna and begin your adventure from there. Explore Vienna, Salzburg, Spittal a der Drau, Pörtschach am Wörther See, Graz, Wiener Neustadt, and Laxenburg, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Slovakia. Immerse yourself in the allure of Bratislava, Liptovská Osada, Lúčky, District of Ružomberok, Liptovské Revúce, Poprad, Malá Franková, Vysoké Tatry, Ždiar, Tatranská Lomnica, Zilina, Devín, Old Town, and Bojnice, where every street tells a story.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Bratislava’s Slavín. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 12-day self-drive adventure in Austria and Slovakia. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Austria and Slovakia.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
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Destinations

Aerial View Of Graz City Center - Graz, Styria, Austria, Europe.Graz
District of Poprad - city in SlovakiaPoprad / 1 night
Bratislava - city in SlovakiaBratislava / 1 night
Spittal an der Drau - city in AustriaSpittal a der Drau District / 1 night
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 2 nights
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 4 nights
Žilina - region in SlovakiaŽilina / 1 night
Wiener Neustadt - city in AustriaWiener Neustadt / 1 night

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Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria.St Stephen's Cathedral
Photo of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.Belvedere Palace Chapel
Schönbrunn_Palace_parkSchönbrunn Palace Park
Photo of a yellow pavillion in the Schonbrunn tiergarten zoological garden in Vienna, Austria.Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Photo of Vienna State Opera house in Austria on a sunny day.Vienna State Opera
View on Bratislava castle and old town over the river Danube in Bratislava city, SlovakiaBratislava Castle
Photo of Hofburg palace on St. Michael square (Michaelerplatz), Vienna, Austria.Hofburg Palace
Photo of beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
Photo of the Museumsquartier or MQ or Museums Quartier is an area in the centre of Vienna, Austria.MuseumsQuartier
Photo of beautiful colorful flower clock in Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria.Stadtpark
Photo of the Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria. Albertina houses one of the largest print rooms in the world.Albertina
Photo of Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Summer, Salzburg castle in background.Mirabell Palace
Treetop Walk Bachledka, Malá Franková, District of Kežmarok, Region of Prešov, Eastern Slovakia, SlovakiaTreetop Walk Bachledka
Photo of The medieval Clock tower Uhrturm in flower garden on Shlossberg hill, Graz, Austria.Schlossberg
Mozart's Birthplace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMozart's Birthplace
Photo of Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.Hellbrunn Palace
HeldenplatzHeldenplatz
Pyramidenkogel Tower, Keutschach am See, Bezirk Klagenfurt-Land, Carinthia, AustriaPyramidenkogel Tower
photo of view of The view of Hundertwasser house in Vienna, Austria.Hundertwasserhaus
Devin Castle Fortified Walls Rocks DanubiaDevín Castle
View of the High Tatras mountains from Hrebienok located in the Tatra National park, SlovakiaHrebienok
Low Tatras National Park, Liptovská Osada, District of Ružomberok, Region of Žilina, Central Slovakia, SlovakiaLow Tatras National Park
Photo of classic view of the historic city of Graz with main square and famous Grazer clock tower in the background sitting on top of Schlossberg hill, Styria, Austria.Main square of Graz
Castle of Spirits (Bojnice Castle), Bojnice, District of Prievidza, Region of Trenčín, Western Slovakia, SlovakiaCastle of Spirits (Bojnice Castle)
BACHLEDKA Ski & Sun, Ždiar, District of Poprad, Region of Prešov, Eastern Slovakia, SlovakiaBACHLEDKA Ski & Sun
photo of view of Red Bull Hangar-7,Himmelreich Austria.Red Bull Hangar-7
Laxenburg castles, Gemeinde Laxenburg, Bezirk Mödling, Lower Austria, AustriaLaxenburg Castle Park
A street in the Old town of Bratislava, Slovakia, leading to Michael's gate towerMichael's Gate
photo of view of Mozart statue on Mozart Square (Mozartplatz) located at Salzburg, Austria.Mozartplatz
View from above of touristic facility and lake "Skalnatá dolina" in High Tatra Mountains of SlovakiaSkalnatá dolina
Lyžiarske stredisko Tatranská Lomnica, Tatranská Lomnica, Vysoké Tatry, District of Poprad, Region of Prešov, Eastern Slovakia, SlovakiaVysoké Tatry — Hory zážitkov • Tatranská Lomnica
Haus der Natur, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaHaus der Natur
Čumil is the metal statue depicts plumber peeking out of open sewer manholeČumil
 The Slavín is a memorial monument and military cemetery in the Slovak capital. It is the burial ground of thousands of Soviet Army soldiers who fell during WW2.Slavín
MirabellgartenMirabellgarten
UFO Lookout Tower, Dvory, Petržalka, District of Bratislava V, Bratislava, Region of Bratislava, SlovakiaMost SNP (UFO Tower)
Lúčanský vodopád
UhrturmClock tower in Graz
Vlkolínec (UNESCO), Ružomberok, Vlkolínec, District of Ružomberok, Region of Žilina, Central Slovakia, SlovakiaVlkolínec (UNESCO)
Linzer Gasse Platzl, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaLinzer Gasse Platzl
Via Feratta Dve Veže
Maria-Theresa Memorial

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Day 1

Day 1 – Vienna - arrival day

  • Vienna - Arrival day
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  • Stadtpark
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Austria and Slovakia begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring region of Vienna in Austria. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Vienna for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to Austria to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Vienna before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the region’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Find your way to your hotel in Vienna. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Austria. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As the sun sets on day 1 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Vienna's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Austria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the region’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Vienna has them.

Amador is the Bib Gourmand restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 3-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature creative and contemporary meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Vienna, Mraz & Sohn. At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with a memorable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature creative dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Vienna you shouldn’t miss is Steirereck im Stadtpark. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 2-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s creative and contemporary menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Needle Vinyl Bar. This famous bar in Vienna has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 774 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Josef Cocktailbar. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Josef Cocktailbar has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 508 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend 1516 Brewing Company. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,352 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Austria and Slovakia has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Austria and Slovakia has in store for you! You will be staying in Vienna for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Austria and Slovakia, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Vienna. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Vienna has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 15,227 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Café Landtmann should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Vienna, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 13,586 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Salm Bräu. This highly regarded restaurant in Vienna has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 11,176 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit 7Stern Bräu, one of the top bars in the region. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, 7Stern Bräu has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 7,265 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Zum Schwarzen Kameel, a crowd-favorite. Around 4,523 customers have rated their experience at Zum Schwarzen Kameel an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Flanagans belongs to the list of the best bars in Vienna, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,132 bar-goers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Austria and Slovakia! Enjoy your evening in Vienna to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the region center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Vienna

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Drive 3 km, 45 min

  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • Maria-Theresa Memorial
  • Heldenplatz
  • Hofburg Palace
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On day 3, you will wake up in Vienna with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Vienna before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Austria and Slovakia.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Vienna. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the region’s most popular bars.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Plachutta Wollzeile while you’re in Vienna. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 6,398 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Vienna is Vollpension. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 4,641 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Vienna, enjoy Lugeck’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 4,346 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Crossfield's Australian Pub, a top-notch spot in the region scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Crossfield's Australian Pub has charmed many with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 2,326 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Loos American Bar, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Loos American Bar captures hearts with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,538 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Kleinod, another local party gem in Vienna. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 863 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Vienna and Salzburg

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
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Drive 301 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Albertina
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Vienna in Austria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Salzburg, your home for 2 nights.

In Vienna, the extraordinary St. Stephen's Cathedral awaits. This attraction is a valued catholic cathedral that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 103,855 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Vienna, which gets around 360,073 annual visits, is the spectacular Albertina. This attraction is an art museum that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,147 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Vienna State Opera. This local opera house and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 49,854 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Belvedere Palace Chapel is another attraction you might want to add to your Vienna exploration itinerary. This chapel is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 66,332 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vienna and set your GPS to Salzburg. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 3 hours 14 min. Upon reaching Salzburg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Salzburg. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Austria and Slovakia, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Salzburg. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at The Glass Garden, one of the top restaurants in Salzburg, holding 1 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on modern cuisine, The Glass Garden has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is Ikarus. This exceptional dining experience in Salzburg has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring creative and modern cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by SENNS. Restaurant in Salzburg. Its 2-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star reputation.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Monkeys cafe. Bar. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 851 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Darwin's Cafe Bar. This popular bar in Salzburg is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 658 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Murphy's Law Irish Pub. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Murphy's Law Irish Pub has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 615 reviews.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Salzburg

  • Salzburg
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Drive 3 km, 42 min

  • Haus der Natur
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Linzer Gasse Platzl
  • Mirabellgarten
  • Mirabell Palace
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Day 5 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Salzburg. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Salzburg. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia.

Book a table at Café Bazar, a famous dining establishment in Salzburg. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,323 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Salzburg is IMLAUER Sky - Bar & Restaurant in Salzburg, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.6 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,933 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Salzburg’s Braurestaurant IMLAUER for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,858 satisfied diners.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Celtic Spirit. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 504 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 379 customers.

Red Bull Hangar-7 cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 14,007 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.7 out of 5 stars average rating.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Salzburg and Spittal an der Drau

  • Salzburg
  • Spittal a der Drau District
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • Mozartplatz
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Red Bull Hangar-7
  • Hellbrunn Palace
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia. Today's main destinations are Salzburg in Austria, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Spittal a der Drau. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Salzburg is the fantastic Mozartplatz. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Mozartplatz has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 12,235 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Fortress Hohensalzburg. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,309 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Hangar-7, a standout architectural structure and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,007 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Hellbrunn Palace. This château is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 19,017 visitor reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Spittal a der Drau, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Salzburg to Spittal a der Drau may take around 1 hour 39 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Spittal a der Drau. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the sun sets on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Spittal a der Drau's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Austria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Spittal a der Drau has them.

Make a reservation at Burger Boutique Spittal - Stadtpark Center, a popular dining spot in Spittal a der Drau. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 536 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Restaurant "Panorama Drautalperle" while indulging in the charm of Spittal a der Drau. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, cherished by 564 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of The Renegade, a treasured establishment in Spittal a der Drau. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 574 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Christof's Vespa Café Bernstein. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 61 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Spittal an der Drau and Wiener Neustadt

  • Graz
  • Wiener Neustadt
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Drive 382 km, 5 hours 8 min

  • Pyramidenkogel Tower
  • Clock tower in Graz
  • Main square of Graz
  • Schlossberg
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On day 7 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Austria and Slovakia, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Pörtschach am Wörther See in Austria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Wiener Neustadt, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Spittal a der Drau, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Pörtschach am Wörther See may take around 1 hour. Upon your arrival in Pörtschach am Wörther See, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Pörtschach am Wörther See, including the outstanding Pyramidenkogel Tower. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,280 reviews, this fascinating observation tower and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the town.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Graz. This car ride takes around 2 hours 5 min.

Set your GPS to Wiener Neustadt and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 41 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Wiener Neustadt beckons with new experiences!

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Wiener Neustadt’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Wiener Neustadt. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Chen's Cooking. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Wiener Neustadt boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 1,672 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Wiener Neustadt is Olymp Restaurant. It has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 808 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Cafe Stadler, in Wiener Neustadt. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 752 satisfied customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Café Bar Witetschka, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Café Bar Witetschka has charmed many with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 632 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Reload24 Wiener Neustadt, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Reload24 Wiener Neustadt captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 716 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on The Garden Cafe & Restaurant, another local party gem in Wiener Neustadt. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 483 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Celebrate day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Wiener Neustadt and Bratislava

  • Bratislava
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Drive 133 km, 2 hours 18 min

  • Laxenburg Castle Park
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Slavín
  • Čumil
  • Michael's Gate
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your multi-country journey across Austria and Slovakia. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Bratislava in Slovakia and Laxenburg in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Bratislava where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Laxenburg. This drive usually takes around 32 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Laxenburg is the fantastic Laxenburg Castle Park. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Laxenburg Castle Park has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,455 reviews.

Set your GPS to Bratislava, Slovakia and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 4 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Bratislava beckons with new experiences!

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Bratislava of your choice.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Bratislava boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Slovakia.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Gatto Matto Panská. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Bratislava has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 3,308 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Balans Bistro should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Bratislava, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,221 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Bratislava Flagship. This highly regarded restaurant in Bratislava has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 5,068 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Dubliner Irish Pub, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, The Dubliner Irish Pub has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,012 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Meštiansky pivovar, a crowd-favorite. Around 3,331 customers have rated their experience at Meštiansky pivovar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

FABRIKA the beer pub belongs to the list of the best bars in Bratislava, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,207 bar-goers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Austria and Slovakia! Enjoy your evening in Bratislava to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bratislava, Liptovská Osada, District of Ružomberok, Liptovské Revúce, and Poprad

  • Poprad
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Drive 362 km, 4 hours 31 min

  • Low Tatras National Park
  • Via Feratta Dve Veže
  • Vlkolínec (UNESCO)
  • Lúčanský vodopád
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On day 9 of your multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Liptovská Osada in Slovakia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Poprad, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Lúčky, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Poprad. This drive usually takes around 51 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Liptovská Osada today.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Poprad. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Poprad’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Austria and Slovakia.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at La Crêperie while you’re in Poprad. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 717 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Poprad is Pizzeria Utopia. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 2,293 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Poprad, enjoy Dobré časy’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,984 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Restart Burger, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Restart Burger boasts an impressive 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,967 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Hodovňa, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Hodovňa has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,148 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, NEW CHICAGO - Veselá krčma. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5-star from 1,148 customers.

As the night falls in Poprad, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Poprad, Malá Franková, Ždiar, and Vysoké Tatry

  • Žilina
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Drive 214 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Treetop Walk Bachledka
  • BACHLEDKA Ski & Sun
  • Skalnatá dolina
  • Vysoké Tatry — Hory zážitkov • Tatranská Lomnica
  • Hrebienok
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 6 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Malá Franková in Slovakia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Zilina, your home for 1 night.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Vysoké Tatry — Hory zážitkov • Tatranská Lomnica. This outstanding point of interest and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 12,003 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Vysoké Tatry — Hory zážitkov • Tatranská Lomnica is worth pages in your travel diary.

Set your GPS to Vysoké Tatry and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 17 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Vysoké Tatry beckons with new experiences!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Vysoké Tatry is the magnificent Skalnatá dolina. Around 11,095 visitors have rated this excellent valley and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Vysoké Tatry, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Zilina. Your travel time is around 1 hour 58 min.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Zilina.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Zilina. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Slovakia in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Make sure to book a table at caffé italia, a popular restaurant in Zilina. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 516 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Žilinská Kozlovna during your stay in Zilina. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,918 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Manzo Steak & Burger, a renowned dining destination in Zilina. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,106 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Zilina. At Beervana, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 982 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Kingston Bar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 123 reviews.

Smreková Koliba is also one of the best places in Zilina where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,589 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Zilina as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Zilina and Vienna

  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
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Drive 327 km, 4 hours 45 min

  • Castle of Spirits (Bojnice Castle)
  • Most SNP (UFO Tower)
  • Devín Castle
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Dive into day 11 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia. Today's main destinations are Devín in Slovakia and Vienna in Austria, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Vienna. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

After soaking in Zilina’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bojnice. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 17 min. When you arrive in Bojnice, it's time to take a break from the road.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Old Town, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Bojnice to Old Town may take around 2 hours 3 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Most SNP (UFO Tower) is a travelers’ favorite in Old Town, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,985 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Old Town and set your GPS to Devín. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 16 min. Upon reaching Devín, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Devín, including the outstanding Devín Castle. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 17,149 reviews, this fascinating castle and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the town.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Vienna. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia by rewarding yourself with a taste of Vienna’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Don't forget to book a table at Reinthaler's Beisl, a well-known eatery in Vienna. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,346 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Puerstner while exploring Vienna. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 3,511 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Rinderwahn, a popular restaurant in Vienna. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,045 discerning diners.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Roberto American Bar, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Vienna. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, backed by 737 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Wienerin, consistently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Kruger’s American Bar, one of the top-rated bars in Vienna, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 704 satisfied customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Vienna - departure day

  • Vienna - Departure day
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  • Hundertwasserhaus
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On day 12 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Vienna before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Austria and Slovakia. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Austria by visiting Vienna’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the region’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Austria.

Get a last taste of Austria’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Vienna and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Austria and Slovakia.

The time has come to say farewell to Vienna for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 12-day European road trip in Austria and Slovakia with fond memories. Safe travels!

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