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Best Time to visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

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I have only 2 full days in Rome at the end of August (Friday and Saturday).

1. Based on some blogs/review, sounds like Friday may be a better day to go at the end of August. Let me know if you agree?

2. What time in the day is best to visit these 3 places and the order of visiting? Is it better in the early morning or early afternoon? I plan to reserve the ticket in advance, but understand that Sistine Chapel may still be packed and line at St. Peter's may be long depending on timing. Any guidance here would be helpful. My 2 choices are:

- A: Early morning - See St. Peter's at open 7am or 7:30am, then go to Vatican Museum by 8:30/9am and head straight to Sistine Chapel. If I head straight to Sistine Chapel, can I back track to come back and visit the rest of the museum or I'm I force to exit after that.

- B: Early Afternoon - See Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel at 2:30/3:00 pm PT, then see St. Peter's at 5:30/6pm PT.

Remember I'll reserve the ticket to Vatican Museum in advance. My family and I aren't that much into museum and seeing everything. We walk pass and skip through things, and after awhile we get tired of it, so we think 2-3 hrs at Vatican is more than enough.

Please let me know your thoughts.

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