Venice is small, but don’t get us wrong, even four days won’t be enough to see it all!
We completely understand that once in Italy you want to get the most out of it visiting other cities and regions, including Verona – for example – which is reachable from Venice in a couple of hours. However, even if you’re staying just 2 days in Venice we would like you to experience the city as much as possible.
In this article, we’d love to share with you an itinerary specifically created to answer the question “what to see in Venice in 4 days?” that we usually receive from our customers.
Before discovering the plan we prepared for you, here’s a tip: please read also our 3-days itinerary in Venice, and combine the tips and points of interest included there with those in here, to make your personal 4-day itinerary!
Depending on what time you arrive in Venice, usually, the first day of vacation is dedicated to getting a feel for the city and its transport service. To help you out with it you can read our article about Venice top attractions and the one about public transport.
We also suggest having a look at our 1-day itinerary guide to get to know the city and its main sights.
Since you have four days to visit Venice, on day 1 you can simply wander around, enjoy getting lost, finding places you’ve never thought to see, especially near our hotel, such as the Squero Vecio – the word squero indicates a place where boats and gondolas are built – located in front of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti church, built in the XVI century.
If you’re travelling to Venice with your kids, you might want them to get to know the city through fun activities, like visiting a public park or having aboat tour around the lagoon.
Waking up in Venice is something you won’t forget, particularly if you sleep in our Double Extra Comfort Room. Venice is a slow city, you’ll be surprised by how relaxing not having a car is. The only things you need to visit Venice are your feet, which don’t need parking!.
On this day you’ll probably want to see one of the most iconic places in Venice, the Rialto bridge and the t, where you can also find the oldest church in Venice, called San Giacomo di Rialto.
Another thing you can do on your second day in Venice is visiting the Doge’s Palace, another symbol of Venice. If the queue is not too long, you can try to climb St Mark’s bell tower to enjoy a wonderful view of Venice from above, and/or visit St. Mark’s Basilica, probably the most incredible church in the whole city, with its golden ceilings made of mosaics.
On day 3 we suggest taking a tour of the three main islands of the Venetian lagoon – Murano, Burano, and Torcello.
We can help you plan the tour and book it for you from our reception, even if you want to visit minor islands such as San Lazzaro degli Armeni.
If you like the idea of taking a boat tour during your stay, we also recommend taking a gondola ride at sunset, especially if you’re traveling with your other half.
On the other hand, if you’re not a fan of boat tours, Venice is full of museums and art galleries, such as Ca’ Rezzonico Museum – dedicated to Venice in the XVIII century – or the Guggenheim Collection, and the Accademia Gallery where you can see paintings created by famous Venetian masters.
Depending on the season, you might consider the idea of spending your last day on one of the beaches near Venice, especially if you’re traveling with your kids.
Another idea for your last day in Venice could be visitingSan Giorgio Maggiore island, located right in front of the Doge’s Palace, on the other side of the basin. It’s an incredible place and the view from the bell tower is astonishing.
Don’t forget to visit the Frari church before living the city, it’s a beautiful example of Venetian Gothic style, and it hosts the funeral monument that Canova designed for the Venetian painter Tiziano.