12 days in Italy & Miami Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Miami Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & Miami Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
1
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
2
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Miami, United States

3
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Perez Art Museum Miami and Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum. Get in touch with nature at Everglades National Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Shark Valley) and Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online travel planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. In October in Miami, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Homestead, Everglades National Park, Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Popular historic sites such as Teatro Greco di Segesta and La Rocca are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario Santa Rosalia and Tempio di Segesta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Jesus, and don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo route maker site .

You can fly from Miami to Palermo in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Palermo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Cefalu, Calatafimi-Segesta
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta

2
nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Lecce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, then Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo della Civilta Contadina e della Cultura Grika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then make a trip to Centro Storico di Gallipoli, then see the interesting displays at Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lecce trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Palermo to Lecce in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In October in Lecce, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gallipoli, Casa Museo della Civilta Contadina e della Cultura Grika, Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, Grotta della Poesia, Cattedrale Di Otranto
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Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto

1
night
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 21st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Santo Niceto, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chianalea di Scilla, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria driving holiday planner .

Getting from Lecce to Reggio Calabria by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Lecce in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Reggio Calabria, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Scilla, Castello di Santo Niceto
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla

2
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
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 22nd (Tue), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Etna. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and then ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Catania tour planner.

Getting from Reggio Calabria to Catania by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in October, plan for little chillier nights in Catania, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

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