10 days in Venice, Murano & Bologna Itinerary

10 days in Venice, Murano & Bologna Itinerary

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10 days in Venice, Murano & Bologna Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
2
Murano
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Bologna
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
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.
You've added Canal Grande, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Villa Spinola di Bussolengo and then walk around Parco Giardino Sigurta.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online itinerary planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Murano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villa Spinola di Bussolengo, Parco Giardino Sigurta
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Murano

Murano ©
You've now added Church of Santa Maria e San Donato to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Vetro.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Murano trip itinerary site .

Murano is very close to Venice. April in Murano sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Murano

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Museo del Vetro ©
Museo del Vetro

5
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Florence (Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, Piazzale Michelangelo, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bologna itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Florence
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Food Tours

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