Certainly 3 days in Rome is not enough to see absolutely everything that the city has to offer, but it’s definitely enough to see all the highlights if you manage your time effectively.
With that in mind, we wanted to share what we think is an excellent itinerary for three days in Rome, which covers the attractions that visitors to Rome are most likely going to want to visit. This covers all the major highlights for your three day visit.
Following the itinerary, this post is then full of tips and advice for visiting Rome that will help you get the most out of your stay, as well as save money on attraction entry, transport and accommodation.
To get the most out of your trip and to be sure you see all the major attractions, you will need to do a bit of forward planning and even reserve your entry time to the key attractions – otherwise you’ll waste your time standing in lines unnecessarily. Don’t worry though, we explain everything in this post to help you save time!
Now, let’s get started with our idea of how to spend the perfect 3 days in Rome.
How to Save Money And Skip the Lines in RomeAs with many cities around the world, Rome has a number of passes that help you get free and discounted admission, as well as skip the line privileges at key attractions – including many of the above.
There are two main attraction passes for Rome that we usually recommend – the Omnia Rome and Vatican Card and the Roma Pass. Which you choose depends on your sight-seeing goals, so we’re going to go through these in a bit of detail now to help you choose.
In brief, the card we recommend for our three day Rome itinerary is the Omnia Rome and Vatican Card. We think this offers the best combination of value for money, attraction entry and skip the line access.
This pass is brought to you by the same folks who also run some of our other favourite city passes including the London Pass and the Barcelona Pass, and consists of two physical passes – an OMNIA card and the aforementioned Roma Pass.