5 days in Austria Itinerary

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Salzburg
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Zell am See
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Salzburg
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Kitzbuhel
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Salzburg
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Hallstatt
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Salzburg — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

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Munich, Germany to Salzburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.
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Zell am See — 1 day

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get great views at Gipfelwelt 3000, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tauern Spa, and finally stop by SOPURE - Salt & Soaps.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Zell am See trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in December; daily highs in Zell am See reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 1 night

Rome of the North

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You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zell am See in December: highs in Salzburg hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -1°C. You'll set off for Kitzbuhel on the 31st (Sat).
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Kitzbuhel — 1 day

Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kitzbuheler Innenstadt, fly down the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki, then contemplate the waterfront views at Schwarzsee, then fly down the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt Soll.

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Getting from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salzburg in December: high temperatures in Kitzbuhel hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 1 night

Rome of the North

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Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Kitzbuhel in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salzburg: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -1°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt

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 1st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 1 night

Rome of the North

On the 1st (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

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You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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