14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Erice
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Marsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Marinella di Selinunte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Piazza Armerina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Noto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Cefalu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo online sightseeing planner .

Chicago, USA to Palermo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Erice.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

1
night
Erice

Erice ©
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Sant'Anna, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini del Balio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico Erice, then contemplate the long history of Centro di Cultura Scientifica Ettore Majorana, then make a trip to Nobiles Officinae, and finally stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.

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Drive from Palermo to Erice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Marsala.

Things to do in Erice

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Santuario Sant'Anna ©
Santuario Sant'Anna
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico ©
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
Giardini del Balio ©
Giardini del Balio

2
nights
Marsala

Marsala ©
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at CANTINA MARTINEZ dal 1866 and then delve into the distant past at Tempio di Segesta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Donnafugata, then take advantage of the amenities at Lido Marakaibbo, then do a tasting at Baglio Baiata Alagna, and finally look for gifts at 12 Mq.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsala route maker app .

You can drive from Erice to Marsala in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Marsala

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tempio di Segesta
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
CANTINA MARTINEZ dal 1866 ©
CANTINA MARTINEZ dal 1866
12 Mq ©
12 Mq

1
night
Marinella di Selinunte

Marinella di Selinunte ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Ravida Azienda Agricola, then view the masterpieces at Pensiero Contemporaneo, then explore the ancient world of Selinunte Archaeological Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico.

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You can drive from Marsala to Marinella di Selinunte in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Domenico, Ravida Azienda Agricola
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Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Chiesa di San Domenico ©
Chiesa di San Domenico
Ravida Azienda Agricola ©
Ravida Azienda Agricola

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Agrigento itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Marinella di Selinunte to Agrigento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marinella di Selinunte in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Agrigento, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa

1
night
Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo della Civilta Contadina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Pietro, see the interesting displays at Museo Della Civilta Mineraria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and finally explore the ancient world of Villa Romana del Casale.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Piazza Armerina day trip planning site .

Drive from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina
Museo Della Civilta Mineraria ©
Museo Della Civilta Mineraria

2
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, then head off the coast to Ortigia, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Cantina Marilina, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noto trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Piazza Armerina to Noto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, then wander the streets of Village de Sant Ambrogio, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cefalu online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Noto to Cefalu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cefalu

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast

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