5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Cairo

2
nights
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 6th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Rome is minus 1 hour. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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