5 days in Venice & Florence Itinerary

5 days in Venice & Florence Itinerary

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5 days in Venice & Florence Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice holiday planner.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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