5 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome — 1 night

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 1st (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in March: high temperatures in Rome hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Como.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Como — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Como journey builder website.

You can drive from Venice to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Como, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."