Venice, Italy is formed of 177 canals and 409 bridges. There is a lot of territory to cover and things to see. When I went in May, I scheduled myself two full days and one half day there. When I travel-especially abroad, I prefer to pack as much as I can into each day with little to no down time. Now, obviously all of my plans are flexible and if I see something else that I want to do or hear about an interesting tour, I will do it.
I managed to cover Venice in 60 hours and 64,919 steps. Here's how:
call me crazy-or whatever you want but this was brilliant for being efficient.
About a month before I left for Europe, I sat down and really looked into what I wanted to do while there. For each city, I made myself a little timed itinerary.
The neon pink signifies attractions/things I wanted to do that I pre-paid for/ had an e-ticket for.
Like I said before, everything was very flexible and could be changed. Before posting this here, I updated it with a few things I decided to do last minute and the restaurants I went to with what I ordered.
This really really worked out wonderfully for me because it saved me for just wandering around aimlessly or wasting time. I took a photo and had it accessible on my phone as well as a printed copy I carried in my bag to write notes and such on.
Do you plan out your trips or just go with the flow??