13-Day Road Trip in Austria and Slovakia from Vienna to Salzburg, Spittal a der Drau, Wiener Neustadt, District of Liptovský Mikuláš, Poprad, and Bratislava

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Explore Austria and Slovakia on an epic 13-day European road trip. Vienna, Gemeinde Melk, Laxenburg, Terchová, District of Liptovský Mikuláš, and Vysoké Tatry await!

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 9 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, Gemeinde Melk, Laxenburg, Gemeinde Schollach, Salzburg, Spittal a der Drau, Pörtschach am Wörther See, Graz, and Wiener Neustadt, 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 Terchová, District of Liptovský Mikuláš, Vysoké Tatry, Ždiar, Tatranská Lomnica, Malá Franková, Poprad, Devín, Old Town, Lamač, and Bratislava, 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 Terchová’s Statue of Juraj Jánošík. 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 13-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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Rental car, 13 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 / 5 nights
Liptovský Mikuláš - town in SlovakiaDistrict of Liptovský Mikuláš / 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 the Wiener Riesenrad or Vienna Giant Wheel 65m tall Ferris wheel in Prater park in Austria.Prater
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 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
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
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
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
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
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
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
A beautiful view of a small waterfall in Slovakia, more precisely Jánošíkové Diery.Jánošíkové diery
Salzburg Cathedral, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaSalzburg Cathedral
St. Elisabeth's Church commonly known as the Blue Church is a secessionist Hungarian Catholic church (Jugendstil, Art Nouveau) in Bratislava, SlovakiaChurch of St Elisabeth
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
Sad Janka Kráľa, Dvory, Petržalka, District of Bratislava V, Bratislava, Region of Bratislava, SlovakiaSad Janka Kráľa
UFO Lookout Tower, Dvory, Petržalka, District of Bratislava V, Bratislava, Region of Bratislava, SlovakiaMost SNP (UFO Tower)
Entrance to the Belianska CaveBelianska Cave
UhrturmClock tower in Graz
Fatra-OP, Terchová, District of Žilina, Region of Žilina, Central Slovakia, SlovakiaMalá Fatra
Statue of Juraj Jánošík
Photo of Schallaburg Castle is one of the best known Renaissance style castles in Austria.Schallaburg
Klepáč mill
Badesee Liefering - Salzachseen, Liefering, Salzburg, AustriaBadesee Liefering - Salzachseen

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Day 1

Day 1 – Vienna - arrival day

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  • Vienna State Opera
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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 4 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.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Vienna. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Vienna. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Austria 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.

Reserve a table at Amador, a 3 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining establishment in Vienna. This epicurean hotspot’s delicious creative and contemporary offering makes it a crowd favorite. Amador is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Vienna is Mraz & Sohn, which critics have graced with 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its creative menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Mraz & Sohn’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend the popular Bib Gourmand restaurant, Steirereck im Stadtpark. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Vienna for its appetizing selection of food, including its creative and contemporary courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 2 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Needle Vinyl Bar, one of the top bars in the region. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Needle Vinyl Bar has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 774 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Josef Cocktailbar, a crowd-favorite. Around 508 customers have rated their experience at Josef Cocktailbar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

1516 Brewing Company 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 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,352 bar-goers.

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

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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • 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 3 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Vienna. 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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße, an iconic dining spot in Vienna. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 15,227 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Café Landtmann while in Vienna. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 13,586 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Salm Bräu, a favorite in Vienna. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 11,176 discerning guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned 7Stern Bräu, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Vienna. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 7,265 delighted customers.

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

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Flanagans, one of the top-rated bars in Vienna, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,132 satisfied customers.

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 5 km, 38 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • MuseumsQuartier
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Day 3 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Vienna. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Vienna. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Austria 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.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Plachutta Wollzeile. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Vienna 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 6,398 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Vienna is Vollpension. It has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,641 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Lugeck, in Vienna. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,346 satisfied customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Crossfield's Australian Pub. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,326 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Loos American Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,538 customers.

Kleinod cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 863 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating.

Celebrate day 3 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 4

Day 4 – Vienna

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Drive 7 km, 44 min

  • Prater
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Hundertwasserhaus
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On day 4, 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 sun sets on day 4 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Reinthaler's Beisl. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Vienna has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 3,346 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Puerstner 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 3,511 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Rinderwahn. This highly regarded restaurant in Vienna has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 3,045 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Vienna. At Roberto American Bar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Wienerin, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 863 reviews.

Kruger’s American Bar is also one of the best places in Vienna where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 704 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Vienna 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 5

Day 5 – Vienna and Salzburg

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Drive 342 km, 4 hours 6 min

  • Laxenburg Castle Park
  • Schallaburg
  • Melk Abbey
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Austria and Slovakia. Today's main destinations are Gemeinde Melk 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 Salzburg. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vienna and set your GPS to Laxenburg. 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 32 min. Upon reaching Laxenburg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

In Laxenburg, the extraordinary Laxenburg Castle Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,455 travelers' reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Gemeinde Schollach. This car ride takes around 1 hour 7 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Gemeinde Schollach today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Schallaburg. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,033 visitors.

Set your GPS to Gemeinde Melk and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 9 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Gemeinde Melk beckons with new experiences!

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

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.

The Glass Garden is the restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 1-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Salzburg, Ikarus. 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 and modern dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Salzburg you shouldn’t miss is SENNS. Restaurant. 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 menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Monkeys cafe. Bar, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Monkeys cafe. Bar boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 851 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Darwin's Cafe Bar, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Darwin's Cafe Bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 658 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Murphy's Law Irish Pub. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 658 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Salzburg 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 6

Day 6 – Salzburg

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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Badesee Liefering - Salzachseen
  • Red Bull Hangar-7
  • Haus der Natur
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Austria and Slovakia has in store for you! You will be staying in Salzburg for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Austria's delectable cuisine at one of Salzburg's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the region’s most recommended bars.

Make a reservation at Café Bazar, a popular dining spot in Salzburg. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,323 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at IMLAUER Sky - Bar & Restaurant in Salzburg while indulging in the charm of Salzburg. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,933 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Braurestaurant IMLAUER, a treasured establishment in Salzburg. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,858 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Celtic Spirit, a top-notch spot in the region scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Celtic Spirit has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 504 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar captures hearts with its 4.8 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 379 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Red Bull Hangar-7, another local party gem in Salzburg. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 14,007 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 7

Day 7 – Salzburg and Spittal an der Drau

  • Salzburg
  • Spittal a der Drau District
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Drive 148 km, 2 hours 14 min

  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Mozartplatz
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Hellbrunn Palace
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On day 7 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 Salzburg in Austria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Spittal a der Drau, where you will stay for 1 night.

Something that makes Salzburg the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding catholic cathedral, Salzburg Cathedral. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,882 visitors.

The famous Mozartplatz is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Salzburg's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 12,235 travelers have rated this incredible square and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Salzburg is also home to the extraordinary Mozart's Birthplace, which boasts a 4.2 out of 5 star rating in 21,779 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Mirabell Palace. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 26,688 reviews, a visit to this wonderful château and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Salzburg exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Hellbrunn Palace up close. This fascinating château and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,017 travelers is proof.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Spittal a der Drau. This car ride takes around 1 hour 39 min.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

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.

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 Spittal a der Drau. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Reserve your spot at Burger Boutique Spittal - Stadtpark Center, a popular local restaurant in Spittal a der Drau. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 536 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Restaurant "Panorama Drautalperle" during your stay in Spittal a der Drau. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 564 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of The Renegade, a popular local gem in Spittal a der Drau. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 574 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Christof's Vespa Café Bernstein, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61 customers.

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 – 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 8 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 region and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Wiener Neustadt, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Pörtschach am Wörther See’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Spittal a der Drau behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour. Pörtschach am Wörther See welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A tour of Pörtschach am Wörther See is not complete without a visit to the famous Pyramidenkogel Tower. This incredible observation tower and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,280 travelers.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Graz. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 5 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Wiener Neustadt, 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 Graz to Wiener Neustadt may take around 1 hour 41 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.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Chen's Cooking, an iconic dining spot in Wiener Neustadt. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,672 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Olymp Restaurant while in Wiener Neustadt. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 808 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Cafe Stadler, a favorite in Wiener Neustadt. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 752 discerning guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Café Bar Witetschka. This famous bar in Wiener Neustadt has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 632 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Reload24 Wiener Neustadt. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Reload24 Wiener Neustadt has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 716 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend The Garden Cafe & Restaurant. 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 4.3 out of 5 stars from 483 customers.

As the night falls in Wiener Neustadt, 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 9

Day 9 – Wiener Neustadt and District of Liptovský Mikuláš

  • District of Liptovský Mikuláš
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Drive 404 km, 4 hours 55 min

  • Statue of Juraj Jánošík
  • Malá Fatra
  • Jánošíkové diery
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 4 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Šparengovci in Slovakia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in District of Liptovský Mikuláš, your home for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Wiener Neustadt, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Terchová, Slovakia. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Slovakia. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 28 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Dávidikovci, 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 Terchová to Dávidikovci may take around 6 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Malá Fatra is a travelers’ favorite in Dávidikovci, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,144 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Dávidikovci, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Šparengovci may take around 14 min. Upon your arrival in Šparengovci, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

In Šparengovci, the extraordinary Jánošíkové diery awaits. This attraction is a valued valley that boasts an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 10,305 travelers' reviews.

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

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in District of Liptovský Mikuláš. 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.

Book a table at Bonsai restaurant, a famous dining establishment in District of Liptovský Mikuláš. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 758 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in District of Liptovský Mikuláš is PÁVIK, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.7 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 654 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend District of Liptovský Mikuláš’s Route 66 for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,684 satisfied diners.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Good Mood Pizza & Bar. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 760 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Central Perk. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 381 customers.

Industry Pub cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 173 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.6 out of 5 stars average rating.

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 10

Day 10 – District of Liptovský Mikuláš, Ždiar, and Malá Franková

  • Poprad
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Drive 125 km, 2 hours 5 min

  • Hrebienok
  • Vysoké Tatry — Hory zážitkov • Tatranská Lomnica
  • Belianska Cave
  • BACHLEDKA Ski & Sun
  • Treetop Walk Bachledka
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 10 of your multi-country journey across Austria and Slovakia. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 6 vibrant destinations - Vysoké Tatry in Slovakia. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Poprad where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Vysoké Tatry, 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 District of Liptovský Mikuláš to Vysoké Tatry may take around 47 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Vysoké Tatry today.

Tatranská Lomnica’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Vysoké Tatry behind. This drive usually takes around 16 min. Tatranská Lomnica welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A tour of Tatranská Lomnica is not complete without a visit to the famous Vysoké Tatry — Hory zážitkov • Tatranská Lomnica. This incredible sightseeing destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,003 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Tatranská Lomnica, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Vysoké Tatry - Tatranská Kotlina. Your travel time is around 14 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Vysoké Tatry today.

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

As the sun sets on day 10 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Poprad's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Slovakia 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, Poprad has them.

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.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Restart Burger. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,967 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Hodovňa. This popular bar in Poprad is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,148 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love NEW CHICAGO - Veselá krčma. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. NEW CHICAGO - Veselá krčma has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 461 reviews.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Poprad and Bratislava

  • Bratislava
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Drive 366 km, 5 hours 13 min

  • Klepáč mill
  • Devín Castle
  • Sad Janka Kráľa
  • Most SNP (UFO Tower)
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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, 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 Bratislava. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Lamač and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 37 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Lamač beckons with new experiences!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Lamač is the magnificent Klepáč mill. Around 2,095 visitors have rated this excellent point of interest and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

After soaking in Lamač’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Devín. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 20 min. When you arrive in Devín, it's time to take a break from the road.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Devín is the magnificent Devín Castle. Around 17,149 visitors have rated this excellent castle and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Old Town’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Devín behind. This drive usually takes around 19 min. Old Town welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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

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 Bratislava’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.

Make sure to book a table at Gatto Matto Panská, a popular restaurant in Bratislava. 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 3,308 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Balans Bistro during your stay in Bratislava. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,221 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Bratislava Flagship, a renowned dining destination in Bratislava. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 5,068 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Bratislava. At The Dubliner Irish Pub, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,012 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Meštiansky pivovar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,331 reviews.

FABRIKA the beer pub is also one of the best places in Bratislava where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,207 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 12

Day 12 – Bratislava and Vienna

  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
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Drive 88 km, 1 hour 57 min

  • Michael's Gate
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Čumil
  • Church of St Elisabeth
  • Slavín
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On day 12 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 Bratislava in Slovakia and Vienna in Austria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Vienna, where you will stay for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated church building and attraction in Old Town — Church of St. Elisabeth. About 9,455 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Old Town, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bratislava. Your travel time is around 11 min.

When you’ve had your share of Bratislava, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Vienna, Austria. Your travel time is around 1 hour 2 min.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Vienna. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 635 delighted customers.

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 13

Day 13 – Vienna - departure day

  • Vienna - Departure day
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  • Stadtpark
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On day 13 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.

On your last day in Austria, take time to indulge in shopping at Vienna’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the region’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Austria. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

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 13-day European road trip in Austria and Slovakia with fond memories. Safe travels!

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