17 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Malta Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Malta Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Malta Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pozzallo, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  6​h
6
Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi, India


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4
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.
Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Zandvoort aan Zee and Zandmotor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)), Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen) and Callantsoog Beach (in Callantsoog). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Hermitage Amsterdam, stroll around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Amsterdam is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Amsterdam hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Callantsoog Beach, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Catania, Italy

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, make a trip to Fontana dell'Elefante, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Biscari, and finally make a trip to Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, stroll through Lido dei Ciclopi, learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, then admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giuliano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Catania online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Catania takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, you will find days in Catania are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Piazza IX Aprile, Lido dei Ciclopi, Gambino Vini
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Off-Road Tours
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, then contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici, take in the exciting artwork at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Palermo vacation planner .

Drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

1
day
Agrigento, Italy

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 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Agrigento sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pozzallo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola

1
night
Pozzallo, Italy

Pozzallo
Pozzallo is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Rimembranze.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pozzallo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Pozzallo takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Valletta.

Things to do in Pozzallo

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

5
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grandmaster's Palace as well as National Museum of Archaeology. Get some historical perspective at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Casa Rocca Piccola. Get some cultural insight at Ggantija Megalithic Temples and Mdina Old City. Explore Valletta's surroundings by going to Mellieha Beach (in Mellieha) and Ta' Pinu National Shrine (in Gharb). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms, take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront, and browse the exhibits of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pozzallo to Valletta. In December, daytime highs in Valletta are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mosta Parish, Ta' Pinu National Shrine, St Paul's Catacombs, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Mellieha Beach
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola

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