14 days in Venice, La Spezia & Florence Itinerary

14 days in Venice, La Spezia & Florence Itinerary

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14 days in Venice, La Spezia & Florence Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
La Spezia
— 4 nights
3
Florence
— 5 nights
End: Venice

4
nights
Venice

Venice
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.
Do your shopping at Galleria S.Eufemia and European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, take in the exciting artwork at Casa dei Tre Oci, admire the masterpieces at Le Stanze del Vetro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Leaning tower Pisa and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Visit Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Cattedrale di Parma for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce (in Monterosso al Mare), Vernazza (in Vernazza) and Pisa (Battistero & Duomo di Pisa). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tesoro, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and wander the streets of Portovenere.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Venice to La Spezia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in La Spezia sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Genoa, Pisa, Parma, Portovenere
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For shopping fun, head to Collezione Roberto Casamonti or Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Monumento a Dante Alighieri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Siena Cathedral & Silvia Tanganelli). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Take a train from La Spezia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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