10 days in Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Catania, Italy
— 1 night
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 59°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Palermo.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, then make a trip to Palazzo Conte Federico, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Palermo in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Catania, Italy — 1 night

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 13th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, then stop by Magna Sicily, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rome.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Rome, Italy — 4 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Catania to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.