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Rome— 2 nights
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.
If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Rome
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