24 days in Florence, Palermo & Manchester Itinerary

24 days in Florence, Palermo & Manchester Itinerary

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24 days in Florence, Palermo & Manchester Itinerary

Austin, United States
Fly + shuttle + train:  22​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Palermo, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Austin, United States

4
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and San Gimignano 1300. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Austin, USA to Florence is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Florence is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in October; daily highs in Florence reach 72°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Castello del Trebbio
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Pro Loco San Gimignano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Gallery

6
days
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo and Spiaggia Guidaloca for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Monreale and Castelbuono Paese in Provincia Di Palermo. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Caccamo (La Bottega nella Roccia & Castello di Caccamo), Cous Cous Fest (in San Vito lo Capo) and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo (in Trapani). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, steep yourself in history at Capuchins' Catacombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Rosalia, and delve into the distant past at Teatro.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Florence to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Palermo when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caccamo, Teatro Greco di Segesta, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Castello Ventimiglia, Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo
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Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale
Teatro Greco di Segesta

11
days
Manchester, United Kingdom

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Popular historic sites such as Fountains Abbey and York City Walls are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Lido Beach and Formby Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Liverpool (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Albert Dock, & more), Bakewell (Haddon Hall & Chatsworth House) and Crosby Beach (in Crosby). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Aysgarth Falls, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, admire the striking features of York Minster, and step into the grandiose world of Lancaster Castle.

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You can fly from Palermo to Manchester in 9 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palermo to Manchester, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palermo in October, with highs in Manchester at 57°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

York, Liverpool, Bakewell, Lancaster Castle, National Trust - Chirk Castle
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York City Walls
Fountains Abbey
National Trust - Chirk Castle

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