8 days in City of Venice Itinerary

8 days in City of Venice Itinerary

Created using Inspirock City of Venice holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Venice Marco Polo Airport, Fly to Edinburgh



— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice visit website.

Edinburgh, UK to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mestre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors


— 2 nights
Mestre is the centre and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, part of the territory of the Metropolitan City of Venice, in Veneto, northern Italy.Administratively speaking, Mestre forms (together with the nearby urban area of Carpenedo) the Municipalità di Mestre-Carpenedo, one of the six boroughs of the commune (Comune) of Venice. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): cool off at Blue Moon and then get where you need to go with Venetoinside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parco San Giuliano, look for gifts at Artistico Bombon, and then stop by Neverland.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mestre trip planner.

Mestre is very close to Venice. June in Mestre sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mestre

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

City of Venice travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."