8 days in Hallstatt, City of Venice & Barcelona Itinerary

8 days in Hallstatt, City of Venice & Barcelona Itinerary

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Fly to Salzburg Airport, Drive to Hallstatt
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights


Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, then explore the activities along Hallstatter See, then fly down the slopes at Dachstein West, and finally cruise along Rent A Bike Obertraun-Hallstatt.

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Melbourne, Australia to Hallstatt is an approximately 29.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hallstatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

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You can drive from Hallstatt to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

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Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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City of Venice travel guide

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."