5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rome
— Few hours
subway:  15​min
2
Vatican City
— 1 day
subway:  15​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Pompeii
— 1 day
bus:  15​min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Positano
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples
— Few hours
End: Rome


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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rome. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

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Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Vatican Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatican City trip planner.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

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Rome

Rome ©
On the 1st (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, stop by L'Artigianato, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Forum, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus, then don't miss a visit to Villa di Giulia Felice, then contemplate the long history of Casa di Ottavio Quartione, and finally explore the ancient world of House of Venus in the Shell.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pompeii route website .

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Forum ©
Forum
House of Venus in the Shell ©
House of Venus in the Shell
Tempio d'Iside ©
Tempio d'Iside

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary maker tool .

Naples is just a stone's throw from Pompeii. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, then stop by Nana' Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planner .

You can drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte Faito e Panorama
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Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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Naples

Naples
On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naples attractions website .

Drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naples

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