9 days in Venice & Florence Itinerary

9 days in Venice & Florence Itinerary

Alexei Colisnicenco

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9 days in Venice & Florence Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: Venice

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Alberto Sarria Masks, Peterpan Masks, Museo Correr, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Venezia and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Church of San Pantalon. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice attractions planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore
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Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico and Centro Storico di Siena. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbazia di San Galgano and Palazzo Strozzi. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, and explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence attractions app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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