12 days in Florence & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Florence & Venice Itinerary

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12 days in Florence & Venice Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Newark

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker .

Newark, USA to Florence is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Florence is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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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
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, & more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 47°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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