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Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!

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Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!


I've suddenly come to plan a last-minute trip with my friend to Italy.

We're flying from London into Venice and out from Venice again.

But because we want to put Venice toward the end of our trip, we've decided to head into Florence the first night from Venice.

So, my plan is:

Florence (2 nights), Cinque Terres (1 night) , Venice (3 nights)

I understand that 6 nights is not the most ideal in terms of traveling throughout Italy, but this is all we can afford.

I heard a minimum of 3 nights is needed in Venice, hence we allocated 3 nights (leaving on a morning flight on the last day anyway).

I realy want to visit Cinque Terre, thus allocated 1 night.

Could we also do Sienna/Lucca?

Could you please recommend how we go from Florence to Cinque Terres and do Sienna/Luca as well?

I'm very sorry for all the questions, but it's a last-minute trip and I'm panicking a bit!! I'm sure I'll be returning to Cinque Terre if it's as nice as it looks, but don't want to miss anything I could do on the way (like Sienna/Luca).

Thank you for all your help.

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11. Re: Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!

I'm not sure what exactly you want to see in Venice, but it sounds to me as though you should stay there just two nights and the rest of the time in Florence, so that you can visit Lucca (and maybe Pisa), Siena, and still have a little time to see Florence.

No one can tell you the amount of time to spend in a place. It depends entirely on what you want to see there.

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12. Re: Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!

Thank you both for your input.

I have decided to split the 6 nights between Florence and Venice - 3 each. If I were leaving on an evening flight I might consider 2 nights in Venice (since everyone says it's a MIN of 3 days); however, my flight is early Sunday, so if I arrive in Venice from Florence on Fri, I think I will only have about 1.5 days.

I know CT is better when warmer, but was also told to avoid it in the summer as it can get really crowded and packed? Perhaps right before or after peak summer season will be best.

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13. Re: Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!

Yes, a bit later into spring or mid autumn would seem a good time to go to me.

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14. Re: Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!

Right choice. You got there in the end!

As for best time to go to CT, I'd say the end of September. Sill lovely and warm, but not nearly so busy.

15. Re: Please Help - Leaving in 4 days!!!

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