What to do in Rome for three days

What to do in Rome for three days

Are you in Rome for just three days and want to explore the best attractions? Check out this post to get the most practical information. Read here!

What to do in Rome for three days

Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in southern Europe. However, it is impossible to explore Rome in three days, but it is quite possible to view the most famous sights. We have collected the best routes around the capital of Italy, which will allow you to visit the iconic monuments on your own and not feel like a “driven horse” participating in a marathon. Read on!

Day 1

On the first day, all tourists go to Rome’s “famous triad”: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum. We advise you to buy one complex ticket for 12 euros (children under 18 free of charge). There are always massive queues at each attraction, so do not waste time ordering a single ticket online. Make sure you choose a reliable online vendor.


Every Italian knows the location of the Coliseum. On the street, any passer-by will tell you the way, and on the map, it is always highlighted as one of the best attractions in Rome. You need to get to the metro station and climb a little up the hillside. The Coliseum is like a real hulk, which, even by modern standards, breaks records for the size of open stadiums.


The central hill of Ancient Rome, Palatine, was spread, from which the history of the city began. Today, there is not a single surviving building, but in the old days, it was the center of the political and cultural life of the Empire. We advise you to visit the Palatine Museum, which presents all the archaeologists’ finds during the numerous excavations on the hill.

If you want to explore the hundreds of ancient or historical buildings that fashioned Roman society centuries ago, nothing is better than visiting Palatine. Although there are many impressive sights, you will love exploring the Domus Flavia, a palace built in 81BC. It is a perfect place to spend quality time in Rome on the first day of your trip to this iconic city.

Day 2

Rome is not only the ruins of Antiquity because it also boasts magnificent Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles. You can devote the second day of your trip to the beautiful architectural buildings, travel through the famous squares with fountains, and visit museums.

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain was created by the famous theatrical sculptor Bernini, so the composition of the fountain strongly resembles a theatrical performance. It is the largest and most famous fountain in Rome, which is bound to become the backdrop of your selfies.

Piazza del Popolo

After visiting the Trevi Fountain, you can explore Piazza del Popolo, a picturesque place in Rome that attracts thousands of people every day. The site is home to a beautiful museum dedicated to the iconic personality “Leonardo da Vinci.”

When you go through the galleries and special zones of the museum, you will see numerous paintings of Leonardo that will mesmerize your eyes. You can also visit the church of Santa Maria del Popolo.

Day 3

Rome is unimaginable without the Vatican. It is a separate smallest state with a substantial historical and artistic heritage. In one day, you will have time to see architectural masterpieces or a collection of museums.

Saint Paul’s Cathedral

The main temple of the Catholic world embodies the grandeur and luxury of this religion. Inside, you should pay attention to the bronze statue of St. Peter in the arch of the central nave, the disc of red Egyptian porphyry, where most of the monarchs of Europe knelt during their coronations, the spearhead of the Roman centurion, and the famous Pieta by Michelangelo.

Vatican Museums

The collection of paintings and sculptures of the Vatican is the richest and unique, attracting thousands of people from different countries. Although you can’t see the entire collections of artifacts, paintings, and ancient objects, taking a guided tour is an excellent way to make the most out of your trip to the Vatican Museums.

Final Words

Rome is a historical city that boasts a mix of art, religion, archeology, culture, churches, delicious food, world-class hotels, and many mesmerizing tourist attractions. However, if you are traveling to Rome for a short period, such as a 2-3 day trip, we recommend places above to enjoy more and create memories. Until Next Time!

  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.