5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Rome

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

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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