11 days in Stockholm, Sicily & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Stockholm, Sicily & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Stockholm, Sicily & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Boston, United States

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ABBA The Museum and Room Escape Games. For shopping fun, head to Ostermalm Saluhall or Fargfabriken. Explore Stockholm's surroundings by going to Norrona Outlet Store Barkarby (in Jarfalla) and Uppsala Domkyrka (in Uppsala). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, make a trip to Stortorget, stop by Made in Stockholm, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner .

Boston, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Stockholm is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in November, you will find days in Stockholm are little chillier (42°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uppsala Domkyrka, Norrona Outlet Store Barkarby
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Ostermalm Saluhall ©
Ostermalm Saluhall

1
night
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, shop like a local with Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), stop by Cannatella, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Palermo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Duomo di Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Cannatella ©
Cannatella

1
night
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll around Villa Comunale, take in the exciting artwork at Good Fellas Art Studio, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, look for gifts at Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taormina road trip tool .

Getting from Palermo to Taormina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Good Fellas Art Studio ©
Good Fellas Art Studio
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

1
night
Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Taormina to Lampedusa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Markthal and Room Escape Games. For shopping fun, head to Leidseplein or The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in November, expect nights in Amsterdam to be much colder, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Markthal
Highlights from your plan
Markthal ©
Markthal
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

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