5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 1 night
Train
3
Rome
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Riga, Latvia to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riga in March, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Colosseum and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Italy travel guide

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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.