9 days in Salzburg, Hallstatt & Innsbruck Itinerary

9 days in Salzburg, Hallstatt & Innsbruck Itinerary

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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally make a trip to Mozartplatz.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg day trip app.

London, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hallstatt

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Dachstein West, explore the activities along Hallstatter See, and then cruise along Rent A Bike Obertraun-Hallstatt.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck route planning website.

Drive from Hallstatt to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salzburg

Rome of the North

On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
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