Please review my plans!

Old Apr 19th, 2010, 06:14 AM
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Please review my plans!

I've finally booked flights. We flying into Venice, arriving Sept. 30, and leaving from Rome on October 16th, so 16 nights.

Tentative plans are 2 nights Venice,
3 nights Florence (enough time to do a day trip somewhere?)
5 nights Amalfi Coast
6 nights Rome

I'm wondering if 5 nights Amalfi is too much, and if so, where should I spend the extra night.

We're going to be taking the train everywhere.

Thanks in advance. I'll be asking lots of questions soon about hotels!
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Spend another night in Venice--2 nights, including your arrival day, are no where near enough time there.
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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More time is needed in Venice.
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Nice trip, but I would allocate the days like this:
It is hard to access the AC so if you do go then stay and enjoy. Have fun !
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I can't believe I'm recommending one night less in Rome, but I agree, take that and add it to Venice.
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 02:26 PM
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Yes, you can do day trips from Florence if you feel you have enough time to see everything you want to see there. Siena is a lovely town that's an easy 1+hour bus ride to (I'm in the minority that wishes I'd stayed in Siena and day tripped to Florence.) Siena is reachable by train too but the bus is easier; there's no direct train from Florence and it does not take you directly to the Siena city center.

A shorter day trip from Florence - in case you can't fit Siena in - is Fiesole, which is reachable by public bus. Neat little town.

Yes, I'd add a night to Venice particularly because you are ARRIVING there - so with two nights you'd have very little time there.

Five nights at the Amalfi Coast? That sounds a bit much - are you just planning to relax there? To be fair I've not actually been there and the others in this thread probably have - but I wasn't aware it required so much time even to soak it in. Are you planning to go to Capri?

You could stop in Bologna and have a meal, at least, on the way from Venice to Florence; your train may stop there anyway.
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