5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Rome at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence online route planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 4th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.