Use this itinerary to spend 5 days in Rome and you won't miss any of the best sights.
You are starting your five day trip to Rome in Vatican, the seat of the Pope. Enjoy the enormous St. Peter's Square, admire the fresco paintings in the Sistine Chapel and pay a visit to the world-famous Vatican Museums. Don't forget to stop by Castel Sant'Angelo nearby. After the busy first half of the day, take a walk through Navona Square and the Field of Flowers Square and end your day in the Trastevere district, which is well known for its nightlife and various restaurants.
On the second day, you'll get to know the heart of the ancient city: the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. The Colosseum, the true center point of Rome, is just around the corner. Don't forget to explore the complex of Ancient Roman squares known as Imperial Forums and the Campidoglio Square, one of the most imposing squares in Rome. Then, see Trajan's Forum with the memorial commemorating the Roman emperor Trajan and his victories in Dacian Wars. Your last stop is the Pantheon, one of the best preserved pieces of Ancient Roman architecture which boasts the largest unreinforced concrete cupola in the world.
On the third day, have a look at the Capuchin Crypt and pass by the beautiful Trevi Fountain, probably the most famous fountain in the world. The Borghese Gallery and surrounding Villa Borghese Gardens are planned for the evening in your itinerary. Rome's most popular park is an ideal place to have some rest after an exciting day in Rome.
The two last days of your Rome itinerary are devoted to exploring the outskirts of the Eternal City. You'll visit Hadrian's Villa, Ostia Antica or Etruscan Necropolis of Cerveteri.