10 days in Rome & Vatican City Itinerary

10 days in Rome & Vatican City Itinerary

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10 days in Rome & Vatican City Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 6 nights
subway:  15​min
2
Vatican City
— 3 nights
subway:  15​min
End: Rome

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colosseum. Get some cultural insight at Catacombe di San Callisto and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Teatro Reale di Alessandro Rubinetti and Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti) and Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni (in Anagni). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, play a few rounds at Tiber Golf Club, take a stroll through Rione San Saba, and do a tasting at Enoteca L' Arte del bere.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome holiday builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Catacombe di San Callisto ©
Catacombe di San Callisto
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©

3
nights
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vatican Museums. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Redemptoris Mater, take in panoramic vistas at Torre San Giovani, then do a tasting at Cantina Castello di Torre in Pietra, and finally kick back and relax at Giardino del lago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero Mater Ecclesiae, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatican City trip planner .

Vatican City is very close to Rome. June in Vatican City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a subway back home.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Giardino del lago, Cantina Castello di Torre in Pietra
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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