9 days in Rome & Palermo Itinerary

9 days in Rome & Palermo Itinerary

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9 days in Rome & Palermo Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
New York City

4
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill

1
day
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palermo travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Palermo, with highs around 85°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 74°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di Mondello

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