4-Day Italy road trip from Florence to Venice

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Duration
4 days & 3 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
3 nights included
Car rental
4 days included
Flights
Optional
Travel app
All vouchers, itinerary, & map

Description

Escape the ordinary with this exciting 4-day road trip through Italy that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Florence and Venice. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Italy takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Florence and 1 night in Venice. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Italy. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Florence, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Italy on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Italy. Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Florence and Venice, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Italy. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Italy.

Throughout your road trip in Italy, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Italy.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Italy fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Italy today!

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Included

Hotel, 3 nights
Rental car, 4 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 2 nights
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 1 night

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Attractions

photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
Central Market
photo of Night view of piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Venice. Night cityscape of Venice .Doge's Palace
photo of The traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice

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Car

Small car

Small car

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small car
Transmission
People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

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Medium
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Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

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premium car
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Day 1

Day 1 – Florence - arrival day

  • Florence - Arrival day
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  • Central Market
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Welcome to Florence, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Italy! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Florence's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Florence is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Florence. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Italy. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Florence. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Indulge in an exquisite Bib Gourmand dining experience at Enoteca Pinchiorri. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Enoteca Pinchiorri consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional italian contemporary cuisine.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Florence, Manifattura. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

Travelers and locals alike also recommend Caffe Concerto Paszkowski. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,000 customers.

Ristorante Buca Mario is another popular place for a drink, considered one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,879 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 4-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Venice

  • Florence
  • Venice
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Drive 256 km, 3 hours 12 min

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 2 of your road trip in Italy. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Florence and Venice. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Venice. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to piazza della Signoria. This much-appreciated square is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 66,956 reviews.

Next up is Uffizi Gallery. This national museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61,794 visitors. As one of the top places to visit in the city, Uffizi Gallery welcomes 2,011,219 visitors annually.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Ponte Vecchio. This deck arch bridge has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 118,099 reviews.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This church has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 76,359 reviews.

Venice’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Florence behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 55 min. Venice welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Venice, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Venice's best restaurants.

Make your stay in Venice one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at Local, a 1 Michelin star-rated gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful contemporary cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. Local, which has a Bib Gourmand award, gives you the best value for your money, and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Another Michelin restaurant in Venice you shouldn’t miss is the Bib-Gourmand awardee Wistèria. With 1 Michelin star rating, it’s a haven for food lovers and enthusiasts. Wistèria proudly maintains an outstanding reputation, attracting diners from near and far, all delighted by its contemporary and venetian culinary offerings.

Quadri is not just another restaurant in Venice. Its 1-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s modern dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in Venice.

Locals recommend going for a drink at Adagio. This bar is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 621 customers.

Another popular bar you could swing by after dinner is Il Mercante. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 666 customers.

Cantina Do Spade also makes the list of popular bars you could visit tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,120 customers.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Italy!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Florence

  • Venice
  • Florence
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Drive 260 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your road trip in Italy, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Venice and Florence. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Florence. Florence will be your home away from home for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Rialto Bridge. This stone bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 141,666 reviews.

Continue your journey at Teatro La Fenice. This opera house is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,677 travelers from near and far.

Venice is also the home of Piazza San Marco. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 152,982 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Doge's Palace. A total of 318,104 people explore this attraction every year. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 24,775 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Bridge of Sighs. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 18,223 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this footbridge.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Florence. This car ride takes around 2 hours 54 min.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Florence. Florence offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Florence. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to reserve a table at Il Vezzo, an iconic dining spot in Florence. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 862 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Le Vespe Cafè while in Florence. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, treasured by 773 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Ristorante Le Volte Firenze, a favorite in Florence. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 536 discerning guests.

One of travelers' and locals' favorite bars in the city is Villa Cora. This claim is supported by 699 customers who have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to another popular place like Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 951 customers.

The options in Florence don’t end there. You could also spend some time at the excellent Archea Brewery. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 723 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Florence - departure day

  • Florence - Departure day
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  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Day 4 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Florence before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Italy, take a moment for some retail therapy in Florence’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family, or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Italy, a variety of items are waiting for you.

Before you conclude your road trip in Italy, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Florence.

You’ll then say farewell to Florence. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Italy!

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