Venice City Break | Three Day Itinerary

hayleyxmartin | Venice City Break | Three Day Itinerary

Trying to find inspiration for a holiday this summer or planning a short break? Look no further! Famous for it’s canals, gondolas, architecture, bridges and food. It’s no wonder Venice is a popular tourist destination. Only a two hour flight away from the UK, Venice makes for a perfect City Break.

Venice | Short Break | 4 Day Itinerary | Ponte Dell'Accademia

Booking a Venice City Break

When beginning to search for a deal on a holiday/city break, I tend to start by checking multiples websites. I get ideas on the prices, hotels on offer and flight times. My last three trips I have been on, I have booked with I always find the flight times and airline that I prefer and a hotel that meets my requirements, most importantly I find all of these things at a good price.

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

I chose to stay at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal and would recommend the hotel to anyone booking their first visit. Situated opposite Santa Lucia Station the hotel is in perfect proximity to all the top landmarks, for me this is far enough to walk and explore, you may prefer a closer location if you do not want to be too far from San Marco. Hotel Carlton offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop lounge overlooking the canal.

Venice City Break: Three Day Itinerary

I have based this itinerary on what I did on my visit. Be sure to do your research as there may be different things you wish to include in your visit. I believe three days was enough time to visit all the main landmarks in Venice. If you wish to visit the surrounding islands such as, Murano and Burano, I would definitely suggest a longer trip.

Day 1 –

  • Arrive in Venice – Water Bus to Hotel
  • Spend the afternoon wandering the passageways of Venice.
  • Grab a slice of pizza and people watch by the Grand Canal

Day 2 –

Venice City Break | 3 Day Itinerary | View From San Marco Campanile

Venice City Break | 3 Day Itinerary | View From San Marco Campanile

Day 3 –

  • Breakfast at Hotel Carlton
  • Check out
  • Walk back to St. Marks Square
  • Sit by canal – overlooking Guidecca
  • Slowly make way back to hotel
  • Relaxed last few hours – sightseeing/shopping
  • Water Bus / Taxi to Airport

Venice City Break | 3 Day Itinerary | Ponte Degli Scalzi

Venice City Break: Travel Tips!

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Plan where you want to visit but also have fun exploring the alleys and passageways – You will get lost! – Take a map with you just in case but most of the time you will work out where you are.
  • Research before you go and plan your itinerary – take into account landmarks/restaurants/shops.
  • Choose restaurants/cafe’s that are further from main tourist attractions – You will save alot of money!
  • Gondola rides are not cheap – If it is a must have for your trip be sure to budget for it.

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Are you planning a Venice City Break or already visited, leave a comment below!



  1. Avatar June 26, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Venica always looks so beautiful. I’d love to go x

    Lauren |

      June 27, 2017 / 8:50 am

      I definitely recommend a visit!

    • hayleyxmartin
      June 27, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth! I have followed you on bloglovin & instagram – Gorgeous Photos!

  2. Avatar June 27, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Sounds like you had an incredible time!! I must visit one day☺️

    • hayleyxmartin
      June 27, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      It’s an amazing place, not like anywhere I have been before!

  3. Avatar June 28, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Ah it’s like you knew I really want to go to Venice!

    • hayleyxmartin
      June 28, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Honestly check out – I managed to go for a really good price last year! It’s absolutely beautiful, you will love it!

    • hayleyxmartin
      July 5, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      My only recommendation would be to choose somewhere that isn’t right near landmarks, they can charge ridiculous prices! There are sooo many restaurants to choose from, I just went with the flow and chose places as and when we were hungry. If you haven’t already check out tripadvisor and see what others suggest on there. Hope you have a lovely time!! xx

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