Three Days Venice Guide with 1AdventureTraveler

Three Days Venice Travel Guide

Ciao’ you are now ready to prepare for your trip to Venice, Italy with your new Three Days Venice Travel Guide.  Don’t worry if your there for more days, this itinerary includes a chance to see the other islands and participate in a tour.  Venice is my favorite city and I hope this guide makes your visit special.  Let’s get right into the itinerary.  Remember you can mix and match your itinerary according to times the attractions are open plus the number of days there .  

Three Days Travel Guide with 1AdventureTraveler

Three Days Venice Travel Guide

Three Days Venice Guide with 1AdventureTraveler

Day 1 – Three Days Venice

  • Take the Grand Canal Tour– with a jump off the vaporetto at theMercato Rialto stop, go to the right bank and see the action at the  Hop back on the vaporetto.
  • Time for Lunch– look for a restaurant in the Friar Church area
  • Marks Square– arrive there by the vaporetto on to the Museum.  Vaporetto stop: San Marco or San Zaccaria
  • Correr Museum– purchase ticket here for this museum and theDoge’s Palace
  • Mark’s Basilica– stop in a see this amazing church.
  • Doge’s Palace–  Tour the Doge’s Palace
  • Tour  Mark’s Square
  • Dinner – restaurant or pub
  • Gondola Ride at Sunset
  • Drink on St. Mark’s Square in the evening
Three Days Venice Travel Guide with 1AdventureTraveler
Venice Canal

Day 2 – Three Days Venice

Three Days Venice Travel Guide with 1AdventureTraveler
Murano Island

Day 3 – Tour the Islands – Three Days Venice

  • Take the Vaporetto to St. Marks Square
  • Catch a boat at Fondamente Nove to San Michelle then to Murano Island
  • Visit Murano – shop and see the glass blowers.
  • Murano great place for lunch.  (Mindful of the time -Lunch only served until a certain time)
  • Head to Burano (can have lunch here)
  • Shuttle boat to Torcello to tour the church then back to Burano
  • Take the boat back that that lets you enjoy a cruise along the lagoon.
  • Enjoy your Dinner and evening walking Venice

Three Days Venice Travel Guide with 1AdventureTraveler

Other Suggested Activities

Venice is easy to navigate with the right information.  There are so many wonderful things to see.  I enjoy just walking the streets to see the everyday life of the locals.  I found the Rick Steves Venice Travel Books the best for my trip there. I highly recommend it.

 These books include Maps, Walking Tours, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, and information on Attractions.  Also included are best time to see the attractions.


These activities are a highlight for some amazing things to do while you’re in Venice.  See my overview of Venice in “Heartbeat of Venice” and for a one day itinerary  “One Busy Day Venice.  If you’re looking for more travel locations visit 1AdventureTraveler for ideas.

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40 thoughts on “Three Days Venice Travel Guide”

  1. I had a little chuckle at your comment “Venice is easy to navigate”. Because I found the one thing Venice is not – easy to navigate. It is beautiful with it’s little lane ways and bridges ove narrow cannals that cause you to become so lost.
    You will definately need that map.

  2. One day #2 to enjoy a gelato?? I couldn’t manage! I’d need at least one a day, minimum! haha Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

  3. I love Venice too. I spent a few days there years ago, but would love to go back. I really enjoyed St. Marks Square and just exploring the city, it’s so pretty! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

    1. Thanks Anisa,
      I love Venice too and am ready for another visit. I love just walking the cobblestone streets and explore new things too. That of course is after I have seen all on my guide. 🙂

    1. Thanks Agness of Fit Travelling,
      Venice is a wonderful place to visit and can be a bit overwhelming. Hope this guide helps if you make it to Venice for a visit.
      Happy Traveling 🙂

    1. Thanks Michele,
      How exciting you have been to Venice. There are so many things to see and not enough time. I am ready for my next visit.
      Happy Travels :-0

  4. Hi Stephanie. Thanks for this comprehensive guide. Luv all the details you have included in the itinerary. Planning to go to Venice some day so will surely bookmark you:)

    1. Thanks Shaly,
      Glad you liked the Guide and hope you get a chance to use it when you visit Venice. Venice is such a beautiful city not to be missed.
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    1. Thanks Sam,
      A very packed 3 day Venice Itinerary and if you will be there longer check out my 5 day itinerary. There is lots to do or I suggest to get lost and enjoy the cobblestone walk ways and back alleys to explore.
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

  5. Great itinerary, Stephanie. I loved my trip to Venice last year and I had an awesome time exploring Murano and Burano too! There is so much to see and do and the food is incredible. Love the bullet points for a quick reference!

    1. Thanks Alexei,
      Venice is one of my favorite places and glad you liked my quick references. There is so much to see and this way one has an idea how to fit in some great places within their time frame. Murano is still my favorite little day trip so I can venture into the shops eat some wonderful food along the canal.
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

  6. What a great itinerary! I have never been to Venice, but I am sure I would have a ball with your suggested things to do! My partner has been there a few years back and said it’s stupidly expensive. How did you guys find it?

    1. Thanks Kreete,
      Glad you liked the itinerary. We have been a few times, and found ways in which to watch our budget. I have a review on a mid-budget hotel not on the water but was perfect. Also one on a higher price hotel on the water. We ate at local small cafe’s, walked as much as we could and bought group tickets for some of the exhibits. There are lots of tourists but a travel during off season off sets some of the costs. I can’t stress enough to use the Rick Steves Travel books and he has wide varieties of hotels & restaurants listed with prices. Some give discounts when you show up with his book. Rick Steves also published an Out the Back Door for certain cities which is more budget friendly. Just tips for you trip. It is an amazing city and one of my favorites and I hope you get a chance to visit.
      Happy Travels 🙂 Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    1. Thanks Sandy,
      I agree Venice draws you in and there are always new things to explore. Venice is one of my favorite cities to visit. I love the winter there but would to visit during Carnival time 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    1. Thanks Andrea,
      I’m happy you had a chance to visit Venice also. Seems like we both hit the highlight and yes, Murano with its beautiful hand blown glass and Burano are must sees! 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    1. Thanks Elisabeth,
      Happy you like the travel guide and photos. Hope they will come in handy when you visit Venice. It is an amazing city.
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

  7. Great itinerary! Venice is one of my favorite cities as well. It’s so unique and I love how walking is the main form of transportation (other than boats). We took the Vaporetto on a loop around the main islands and saw the sunset while cruising around – all for 7.50 euros each. Lovely city that I suggest everyone to visit.

    1. Thanks ThriftyTrails,
      Venice is also one of my favorite cities and I’m ready for another visit. I loved how you can hop on the Vaporetto, timing it just right to watch the sunset. Amazing! I agree everyone should take a visit 🙂 Lets not forget the food…yummy 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

  8. Wow this is great Stephanie and I wish we had this when we visited a few years back! We did a fair bit of what you suggested, but missed Murano. We had some fabulous food and also some rubbish meals too, it taught us after that trip to always do some research! I will pin this incase we get the opportunity to go again

    1. Thanks Garth,
      Venice is one of my favorite cities to visit and happy you had a chance to visit. Next time Murano is a must. Wonderful hand blown glass & chandeliers. Your right research is key, time consuming and thats why these articles help out with the planning 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    1. Thanks Kelly,
      Venice is wonderful and I hope you get a chance to visit. If your there longer than 3 days, I do have a 5 day Venice Guide. 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

  9. What a fabulously detailed itinerary – perfect for anyone wishing to visit Venice and you cover the “must-see” sights as well as ideas that may not have been considered! I visited Venice on a tour when it was flooded so the city was covered with boardwalks making it rather difficult to get around so, unfortunately, I didn’t have an opportunity to see quite as much as I would have liked! Guess I will have to return, and this handy guide will be useful so I’m pinning it for the future! #feetdotravel

    1. Thanks Angie,
      Venice must have been hard to see with all the flooding but at least you were able to see some. You might just have to return to use my travel guide 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

  10. Hi Stephanie, this is a very detailed article about Venice! Thanks for sharing. Your itinerary is really complete and useful for future travellers! We were there in 2015 and we had a great time. You mentioned that Venice is your favorite city so we were wandering if you have ever been to Annecy, in France? Annecy is my (Cécile) hometown and is called the little Venice of the French Alps!
    Keep up the great work!
    Patrick and Cécile 🙂

    1. Thanks Patrick & Cecile,
      Yes 🙂 Venice is my favorite city and I hope the detailed itinerary will help those that have just a few days and no time to look up information. I am ready to go back and wander the cobblestone streets. I have not been to Annecy in France. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I will have to look on your website for a blog on Annecy so I can put it on my bucket-list 🙂
      Happy Travels, Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    1. Hi Northierthanthou
      Beijing is a lot to take in but amazing and do-able in 3 days. This was just an overview and if you are able to visit Beijing make sure to see the Forbidden City and The Great Wall of China with a local guide. 🙂

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