Festivities may not take place every day during this date range. Please check the festival's official page for more details.
Make a plan of attack
There's enough to see at the Biennale (not to mention the rest of Venice) to easily take up five days. To make the best use of limited time, see the major exhibits—at the Giardini and the Arsenale, which are located close together—first.
Tips for getting to multiple venues
The Biennale's main two exhibit spaces are relatively easy to navigate but if you're headed to the 50-odd other Biennale venues scattered throughout Venice it helps to have a multi-day vaporetto (public boat transportation) pass, comfortable walking shoes and a smartphone with a GPS service to find your way through the city's tricky geography (but be aware of roaming charges).
The city is the festival
Besides the Giardini and Arsenale, other important Biennale venues are at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana, the city's Renaissance-era former Customs House and now a private museum of contemporary art on a stunning location where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal.
Revisit the past
When Biennale isn't taking place, visitors can see art featured in past festivals at the Palazzo Corner and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.