Venice in 3 days: the best itinerary


In this guide on what to see in Venice in 3 days It will help you not to miss anything from one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and the world.
During the first two days you will have walked through the most famous places in the historic center neighborhood and through the Dorsoduro neighborhood, including some of its best viewpoints and a romantic gondola ride. On this third day we suggest you board a boat to visit the most charming islands of the Venetian lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Based on the experience of our last trip to Venice, we have made this guide to know the best places in Venice in three days. We start!

Tips for traveling to Venice

  • To get from the airport to the center or to your hotel, you have several options: bus + vaporetto, boat, taxi or book this convenient direct transfer to the hotel.
  • To stay at the Venice in 3 days We recommend the Antica Locanda al Gambero, located 5 minutes from the Plaza San Marcos and the Rialto Bridge and with one of the best quality / price ratios in the city.
  • If you are going to do more than two vaporetto trips a day, you will save money by taking the one, two or three day ticket available at any of the stop machines.
  • A great option to know the history and not miss anything about the city is to book this free tour of Venice Free! or this free tour of the legends of Venice, which goes through less common places.
  • If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.

More information in this post about the best tips for traveling to Venice.

First day in Venice

The route of the first day of Venice in 3 days Start watching the sun rise from the Riva degli Schiavoni, overlooking the church of San Giorgio Maggiore. On this same walk you have the Bridge of Sighs, one of the most famous in the city, which connects the Ducal Palace with an old prison and that you can not miss either.
Keep in mind that to cross this bridge you must first enter the magnificent Doge's Palace in Venice, where in addition to the bridge you can visit rooms full of works of art, visit the armory and climb the beautiful Scala d'Oro.
To learn about the history of the palace and save yourself the long lines you can book this guided tour in Spanish or take this offer which includes the entrance to the Basilica of San Marcos without queues and a city tour with a guide in Spanish.


If you go well on time you can continue the Venice in 3 days visiting the island of Torcello, the oldest island in the Venetian lagoon, located 5 minutes by boat from Burano. Although it does not have much to visit, you can walk to the Basilica of Santa Maria dell'Assunta, with beautiful Byzantine mosaics and get to know another perspective of this area of ​​Italy.

A good way to put an end to this Venice in 3 days is to return at sunset with the sunset over the lagoon and dine in the Osteria Enoteca San Marco or in the Osteria da Carla, both located near Plaza San Marcos.

Keep in mind that a great option to visit all these places saving time and knowing the history of these islands better is to book this excursion to Murano and Burano by speedboat or this excursion that Murano, Burano and Torcello do, both with a guide in Spanish.

Map of the third day in Venice