9 days in Sicily, Rome & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Sicily, Rome & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Palermo, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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New York City, USA to Palermo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

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: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

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You can fly from Palermo to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 15th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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You can fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Amsterdam at 59°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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