5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Rome
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco

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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 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

Plan trip to Rome with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Giunco Isola di San Pietro, kick back and relax at Punta Delle Colonne, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Sandalo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Spiaggia di Cala Fico.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carloforte visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Rome to Carloforte with the Route module. Traveling from Rome in October, you will find days in Carloforte are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online travel route builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carloforte to Venice. Traveling from Carloforte in October, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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