6-Day Italy Road Trip from Rome to Florence and Perugia

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Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
5 nights included
Car rental
6 days included
Flights
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Description

Experience the freedom of the open road in Italy as you embark on an unforgettable 6-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Rome, Florence, and Perugia. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Italy takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Rome, 1 night in Florence, and 1 night in Perugia. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Italy. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Rome, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Italy on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Italy. Trevi Fountain and Colosseum are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Rome, Florence, and Perugia, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Italy. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Italy.

Throughout your road trip in Italy, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Italy.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

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

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Hotel, 5 nights
Rental car, 6 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 3 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 1 night
Perugia - city in ItalyPerugia / 1 night

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photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
photo of piazza del popolo (People's square) named after the church of santa maria del popolo in Rome, Italy.Piazza del Popolo
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Visit Italy, park Villa Borghese with boat and ducks.Villa Borghese
photo of holy angel castle, also known as hadrian mausoleum in the morning, Rome, Italy.Castel Sant'Angelo
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
photo of Spanish Steps at morning in Rome, Italy .Spanish Steps
Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
photo of Campo de Fiori during the night, Rome.Campo de' Fiori
photo of altare della patria, national monument to victor emmanuel II the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.Altare della Patria
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square

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Day 1

Day 1 – Rome - arrival day

  • Rome - Arrival day
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  • Altare della Patria
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Say hello to Rome! Your exciting road trip through Italy is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Rome for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

Rome is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Rome. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Italy. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rome. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make your stay in Rome one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at La Pergola, a 3 Michelin star-rated gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful mediterranean and contemporary cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. La Pergola, which has a Bib Gourmand award, gives you the best value for your money, and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Another Michelin restaurant in Rome you shouldn’t miss is the Bib-Gourmand awardee Il Pagliaccio. With 2 Michelin star rating, it’s a haven for food lovers and enthusiasts. Il Pagliaccio proudly maintains an outstanding reputation, attracting diners from near and far, all delighted by its creative and innovative culinary offerings.

Enoteca La Torre is not just another restaurant in Rome. Its 2-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s mediterranean and creative dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in Rome.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is RoYaL Art Cafè Roma. This place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,972 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Ai Tre Scalini. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Centro is another great place where you can celebrate after a long, fun day in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,488 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 6-day road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza navona
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
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Day 2 of your road trip across Italy promises a magnificent time exploring Rome. You have 1 night left in Rome. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Your discoveries in Rome do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Rome on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rome. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit 433. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Rome has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 2,341 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Roma Sparita should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Rome, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,073 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Ristorante Amedeo. This highly regarded restaurant in Rome has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,798 satisfied guests.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, an awesome bar you can go to is DEROMA - Farine Romane. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,432 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Hotel Hassler Roma. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 895 customers.

VinAllegro is another great place where you can celebrate your adventures in Rome. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,167 customers.

Say good night to Rome and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Rome and Florence

  • Rome
  • Florence
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Drive 280 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
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On day 3 of your road trip in Italy, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Rome and Florence. In the evening, you’ll end up in Florence, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Trevi Fountain is a great place to start with. This sculpture is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 343,494 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Piazza di Spagna. This square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 113,658 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Spanish Steps. The monumental staircase has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 57,211 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting piazza del Popolo. This square is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 89,807 reviews.

Villa Borghese is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this urban zone of rome, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 69,749 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Rome, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Florence. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 4 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Florence, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Florence's best restaurants.

Elevate your stay in Florence by dining at this Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Enoteca Pinchiorri consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional italian contemporary cuisine.

Another popular dining spot in Florence is Santa Elisabetta, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its creative and mediterranean menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to Santa Elisabetta’s culinary excellence.

If you’re in the mood to try something different, consider reserving a table at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura. This celebrated dining spot in Florence is renowned for its creative meals and italian contemporary and international menu. Countless guests have praised this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 1 Michelin-star status.

Manifattura is a fantastic bar many locals in Florence recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Caffe Concerto Paszkowski, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,000 customers.

Ristorante Buca Mario is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Florence. Customers have rated the exciting Ristorante Buca Mario an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,879 reviews.

Head back to your accommodation in Florence and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Florence and Perugia

  • Florence
  • Perugia
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 36 min

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Italy. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Florence and Perugia, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Perugia. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at piazza della Signoria, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable square has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 66,956 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is a recommended place to visit. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 76,359 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Florence is Ponte Vecchio. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118,099 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Florence offers an experience you will remember.

Uffizi Gallery is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Florence. This national museum promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.7 out of 5 stars in 61,794 reviews. Each year, approximately 2,011,219 people travel to visit Uffizi Gallery.

Lastly, don't miss out on piazzale Michelangelo. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 77,744 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Florence, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Perugia may take around 1 hour 53 min. Upon your arrival in Perugia, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Perugia, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Perugia.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Ristorante Il Giurista, a distinguished dining establishment in Perugia. It has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 980 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Perugia is Ristorante Al Tartufo. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,056 happy diners.

Osteria a Priori stands out as a local favorite in Perugia. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,728 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Quei Bravi Ragazzi, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 543 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Elfo Pub Perugia, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 754 customers. This spot is known for its unique atmosphere and impressive selection of beverages, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

Bar Pellas is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 631 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Vatican City and Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 184 km, 3 hours

  • Vatican Museums
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter's Basilica
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Italy, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Vatican City and Rome. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Rome. Rome will be your home away from home for 1 night.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Rome. Rome offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rome. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Don't miss out on experiencing La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, a renowned dining spot in Rome. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,637 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Maccheroni while immersing yourself in Rome. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,633 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of RomAntica, a beloved dining establishment within Rome. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,462 satisfied customers.

Make your way to Ristorante Tema. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 939 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni? This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars among 655 guests.

Another bar where you can have a great time tonight is Sant' Eustachio Caffè. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 9,555 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Italy!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Rome - departure day

  • Rome - Departure day
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  • Campo de' Fiori
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Day 6 of your road trip in Italy is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Rome before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Italy by visiting Rome’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Italy.

Before you conclude your road trip in Italy, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Rome.

You’ll then say farewell to Rome. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Italy!

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