5 days in Hamburg, Salzburg & Hallstatt Itinerary

5 days in Hamburg, Salzburg & Hallstatt Itinerary

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Start: Hamburg, Germany
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Hamburg, Germany

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, and then don't miss a visit to Reeperbahn. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Alster, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and then wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Hamburg Airport, Bremen Airport and Hannover Airport. In April in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Neighborhoods Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Reeperbahn ©
Reeperbahn

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then wander the streets of Steingasse, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

Before you visit Salzburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
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 14th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

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

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church

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