5-Day Italy Road Trip from Rome to Florence

Castel Sant'Angelo, Municipio Roma I, Rome, Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Starts in
Rome
Ends in
Rome
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-day road trip through Italy.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Italy. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Rome and Florence.

We'll help you experience the best 5 days in Italy you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Italy at Rome, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Italy, including the stunning St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the neighborhood of Vatican, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 3-star Ibis Roma Fiera. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as Pantheon in the city of Rome. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Piazza Navona and Colosseum.

From the spectacular Trevi Fountain in the city of Rome to the unforgettable Ponte Vecchio in the city of Florence, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Italy.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Italy, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Italy has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Italy. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in Italy fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Italy today!

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Included

4 nights hotel
Breakfast
5 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Rome - city in ItalyRome
Florence - city in ItalyFlorence

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Attractions

View of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Museums in Rome.Roman Forum
Castel Sant'Angelo, Municipio Roma I, Rome, Roma Capitale, Lazio, ItalyCastel Sant'Angelo
Altar of the Fatherland, Municipio Roma I, Rome, Roma Capitale, Lazio, ItalyAltar of the Fatherland
Pantheon
Piazza Navona
Piazza del Popolo
Villa Borghese
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
Piazza di Spagna
Panorama of Trevi fountain Trevi Fountain
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyPiazza del Duomo
David di MichelangeloDavid of Michelangelo
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio
Spanish Steps
Campo de' Fiori
Circus Maximus

Travel details

Travel dates
Nov 1 - Nov 5

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Travelers

2

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Car
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Day 1

Day 1 in Rome - Arrival Day

  • Rome - Arrival Day
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  • Roman Forum
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Altar of the Fatherland
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Italy begins when you reach the incredible city of Rome. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

We also recommend the best 3-star hotels, like the Ibis Roma Fiera. This hotel has an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 1,099 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Rome, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Rome has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Roman Forum. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 111,431 visitors.

Castel Sant'Angelo is another popular attraction in the city of Rome. This unforgettable attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 66,971 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Rome is Altar of the Fatherland. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 44,037 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Rome, Cantina e Cucina. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,907 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Rome is Ai Tre Scalini. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Locals recommend 433 as one of the best restaurants in the city of Rome. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,341 customers.

Rome also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Rome is D’Angelo Caffè & Gastronomia - Bar Bistro Caffetteria Napoletana a Roma. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,054 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Rome is Cantina e Cucina. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,907 customers.

Locals also enjoy Ai Tre Scalini. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 5-day vacation in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Rome

  • Rome
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  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
  • Colosseum
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Rome. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Rome is Pantheon. This incredible attraction is a roman temple and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 176,062 visitors.

Piazza Navona is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Rome. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 176,062 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Rome is Piazza del Popolo. This amazing attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 83,790 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Rome.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Rome, like Roma Sparita. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,073 customers.

La Taverna Italiana is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Rome. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,897 customers.

Locals enjoy Ristorante Amedeo, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Rome. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,798 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Rome, VinAllegro. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,167 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Ristorante Tema. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 939 customers.

Bar Tornatora Rome is another of the best bars in the city of Rome. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 952 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Italy!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Rome, Vatican, and Florence

  • Rome
  • Florence
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  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museums
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Trevi Fountain
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Day 3 of your road trip through Italy gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Rome is the amazing Piazza di Spagna. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 105,496 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Trevi Fountain. This sculpture has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 321,961 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing St. Peter's Basilica in the neighborhood of Vatican for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a major basilica and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 130,133 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Vatican is the outstanding Vatican Museums. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 130,550 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Florence.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Florence is the 4-star hotel Grand Hotel Mediterraneo. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,513 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Four Seasons Firenze is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Florence. This hotel is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,610 guests. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars by 1,198 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Ristorante Paoli, one of the best restaurants in the city of Florence. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 6,031 customers.

Locals also recommend Ristorante Oliviero 1962 as one of the best restaurants in the city of Florence. Ristorante Oliviero 1962 is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Florence is Il Vezzo. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 862 customers.

After dinner, visit Manifattura, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Florence. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Ditta Artigianale. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,877 customers.

Alternatively, Locale Firenze is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Florence. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 771 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Florence and Rome

  • Rome
  • Florence
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  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • David of Michelangelo
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Ponte Vecchio
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Day 4 of your road trip through Italy gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, David of Michelangelo, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Florence is the amazing Piazza della Signoria. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 63,038 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Piazza del Duomo.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Florence is the outstanding David of Michelangelo. This statue has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,131 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Rome, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Rome is the 3-star Ibis Roma Fiera. This hotel has an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 1,099 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, one of the best restaurants in the city of Rome. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,637 customers.

Locals also recommend Maccheroni as one of the best restaurants in the city of Rome. Maccheroni is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,633 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Rome is Coso Ristorante. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,275 customers.

After dinner, visit Tigelleria Romana - Bistrot & Cafè, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Rome. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 792 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 655 customers.

Alternatively, La Licata is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Rome. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,067 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Rome - Departure Day

  • Rome - Departure Day
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  • Spanish Steps
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Circus Maximus
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Day 5 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Rome before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Spanish Steps is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Rome. This monumental staircase and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 52,704.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Campo de' Fiori square is another great option. According to 47,948 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars, this attraction certainly lives up to its reputation.

You can also stop at Circus Maximus circus to capture the beauty and wonder of Rome one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 41,568.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Rome before you conclude your short European break.

You’ll then say farewell to Italy and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Italy!

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