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My 8 day itinerary

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My 8 day itinerary

Our hotel: Hotel 1-2-3, about 15 minutes walk from the Colosseum. We arrive on August 16th, Friday at 10 AM.

Day 1: (August 16th, Friday)

By 2 PM, we would like to leave the hotel for Colosseum and the Forum.

Day 2: (August 17th, Saturday)

Take the metro to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

Day 3: (August 18th, Sunday)

Pantheon, Galleria Borghese

Day 4: (August 19th, Monday)

St. Peter's Basillica

St. Peter's Piazza

Day 5: (August 20th, Tuesday)

One of Tivoli Garden,

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1. Re: My 8 day itinerary

What is it you want to know? You more more than enough time to see what you have listed - is that you wish to see there?

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2. Re: My 8 day itinerary

Repost: I hit the post key accidentally the first time.

Our hotel: Hotel 1-2-3, about 15 minutes walk from the Colosseum. We arrive on August 16th, Friday at 10 AM. We are 2 adults and 2 kids - 15 and 9.

Day 1: (August 16th, Friday)

By 2 PM, we would like to leave the hotel for Colosseum and the Forum.

Day 2: (August 17th, Saturday)

Take the metro to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

Day 3: (August 18th, Sunday)

Pantheon, Galleria Borghese

Day 4: (August 19th, Monday)

St. Peter's Basillica

St. Peter's Piazza

Day 5: (August 20th, Tuesday)

One or more of Tivoli Garden, Hadrian Villa, Capitoline Museum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum

Day 6: (August 21st, Wednesday)

Around 10 AM train to Florence

Day 7: (August 22nd, Thursday)

Around 10 AM train to Venice

Day 8: (August 23rd, Friday)

Around 4 PM train (3 hr 45 min) back to Rome

Day 9: (August 24th, Saturday) 12 noon

Fly back to the US

As you can see, I did not put anything for Sunday for the Vatican.

1) Can you suggest any logistical problems? Area/time?

2) I would like to buy every possible ticket online (including the trains) before I leave the US. Thoughts?

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3. Re: My 8 day itinerary

If you haven't already bought your plane tickets I would fly into one city and out of another to avoid backtracking.

If you do have your tickets I would go directly to Florence or Venice when you arrive to Rome to avoid the extra hotel stay. You can also visit St Peters on the same day as the Vatican giving you an extra night to spend in Venice or Florence so you will at least have a full day in either city.

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4. Re: My 8 day itinerary

My plane tickets have been bought a long time ago. I am also spending 5 days in Athens before coming to Rome so already doing a 3-way. Already reserved and paid for the hotel in Rome.

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