5 days in Bologna & Venice Itinerary

5 days in Bologna & Venice Itinerary

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5 days in Bologna & Venice Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Porto

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Florence (Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, Gallerie Degli Uffizi, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip tool .

Porto, Portugal to Bologna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In February, Bologna is a bit cooler than Porto - with highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Florence
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip builder website .

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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