8 days in Venice, Padua & Verona Itinerary

8 days in Venice, Padua & Verona Itinerary

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Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
2
Padua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Venice

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Music Project. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo delle Debite, get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Padova, thenappreciate the history behind Monumento a Gattamelata, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Padova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Prato della Valle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, thenexplore the activities along Canali navigabili di Padova, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Estense.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Padua trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Venice in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Padua, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Castello Estense
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Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the striking features of Domus Mercatorum, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, thenbrowse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Case Mazzanti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Torre Pentagona, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Verona road trip planner.

You can drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Padua in September, expect nights in Verona to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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