5 days in Rome & Venice Itinerary

5 days in Rome & Venice Itinerary

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5 days in Rome & Venice Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
End: Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Venice to Rome is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip maker.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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