5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Charlotte


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 6th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Charlotte, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
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 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Venice sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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