14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Palermo, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Santa Flavia, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Bagheria, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cefalu, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Isola Delle Femmine, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Altavilla Milicia, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Eraclea Minoa, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Monreale, Sicily
— 1 day
Bus:  30​min
12
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Catania, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum, and other attractions. On the 13th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take a stroll through Via Condotti, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then stop by Officine Creative Roma, and finally explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome travel route planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In April, Rome is somewhat warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Mercato Centrale, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazzale Michelangelo, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Florence trip simple and quick.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trastevere, Vatican City and Vatican Museums. On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Vatican City, then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome online day trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

few
hours
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Plan my day in Palermo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Rome to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toSanta Flavia.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

1
night
Santa Flavia, Sicily

Santa Flavia ©
Santa Flavia is a town in the province of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.OverviewThe town is situated between the Gulf of Palermo and the town and hot springs known as Termini Imerese, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, 15km east of Palermo. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lido La Navicella, Lido Fondachello, Solunto, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Flavia journey website .

You can drive from Palermo to Santa Flavia in an hour. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bagheria.

Things to do in Santa Flavia

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lido Fondachello ©
Lido Fondachello
Solunto ©
Solunto
Basilica Soluntina Sant'Anna ©
Basilica Soluntina Sant'Anna

few
hours
Bagheria, Sicily

Bagheria ©
Bagheria is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy.EtymologyAccording to some sources, the name Bagheria originates from the Phoenician term Bayharia meaning "land that descends toward the sea." Other sources claim that it derives from the Arabic Bāb al-Gerib, or "windy gateway." However, the most plausible explanation is that it drives from Arabic بحرية '''', meaning 'of the sea, marine'.HistorySince its founding, the town has gone by the names of Bayharia, Baharia, and Baarìa. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capo Zafferano.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bagheria trip planning site .

Bagheria is just a short distance from Santa Flavia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cefalu.

Things to do in Bagheria

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Villa Valguarnera ©
Villa Valguarnera
Palazzo Villarosa ©
Palazzo Villarosa

few
hours
Cefalu, Sicily

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Duomo di Cefalu as well as Cefalu Coast.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cefalu online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bagheria to Cefalu takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Isola Delle Femmine.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Castelbuono
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast

1
night
Isola Delle Femmine, Sicily

Isola Delle Femmine ©
Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, administratively part of the province of Palermo.Despite its name, which can be translated in English as "The Island of Women", the town is located in mainland Sicily; the "island" the name refers to lies off the coast near the town, and is currently uninhabited. For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isola Delle Femmine tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Isola Delle Femmine takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Altavilla Milicia.

Things to do in Isola Delle Femmine

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama, Chiesa di San Vito
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Vito ©
Chiesa di San Vito

few
hours
Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Altavilla Milicia ©
Altavilla Milicia is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 20km southeast of Palermo.The Commune is named after the Hauteville family, Norman Settlers who conquered Sicily in the 11th century and later became the rulling dynasty of the island. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castello di Caccamo as well as Centro Storico Petralia Soprana. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): wander the streets of Centro Storico Petralia Soprana, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva naturale orientata Pizzo Cane, Pizzo Trigna e Grotta Mazzamuto, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Altavilla Milicia trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Isola Delle Femmine to Altavilla Milicia in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Eraclea Minoa.

Things to do in Altavilla Milicia

Historic Sites Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Centro Storico Petralia Soprana, Castello di Caccamo
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Eraclea Minoa, Sicily

Eraclea Minoa ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Area Archeologica E Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Eraclea Minoa trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Altavilla Milicia to Eraclea Minoa in 2 hours. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monreale.

Things to do in Eraclea Minoa

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Platani, Spiaggia di Piana Grande
Highlights from your plan

1
day
Monreale, Sicily

Monreale ©
Monreale is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Civico "Nicola Barbato", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, take in the exciting artwork at Via delle Absidi, then look for gifts at Vintage Enoteca, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano di Monreale.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monreale trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Eraclea Minoa to Monreale in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Monreale

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Civico "Nicola Barbato"
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Chiostro dei Benedettini ©
Chiostro dei Benedettini
Museo Civico ©
Museo Civico "Nicola Barbato"

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
You've added Kiddika - Officine del Gusto, Ceramiche Tre Erre, Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello, browse the fresh offerings at Mercato Ballaro, hunt for treasures at Mercato del Capo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and finally look for gifts at Ceramiche Tre Erre. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Cita, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, then steep yourself in history at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Di Capo Gallo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary planner.

Palermo is just a short distance from Monreale. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

2
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Notturno Indiano, A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, Etna Tribe, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, hunt for treasures at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, do a tasting at Cantine Patria, contemplate the long history of Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale, then stop by Notturno Indiano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido dei Ciclopi, explore the historical opulence of Aci Castello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Catania, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Etna, and finally get in touch with nature with Etna Tribe.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Catania attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Winery Patria, Duomo di Taormina, Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale, Castillo de Castelmola, Diocesi Di Acireale
Highlights from your plan
Castello Normanno
Castello Normanno
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Etna Tribe ©
Etna Tribe

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