16 days in Palermo, Bari & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Palermo, Bari & Rome Itinerary

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16 days in Palermo, Bari & Rome Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  18​h
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h 30​min
Bari
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Rome
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Newark

4
days
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step out of Palermo with an excursion to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, see the interesting displays at Stanze al Genio, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Palermo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Palermo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in October, with highs in Palermo at 75°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

3
days
Bari

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Sassi di Matera (in Matera) and Alberobello (I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site & Trullo Sovrano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, look for gifts at Valentino Zappi Bijoux, meet the residents at Zoosafari, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bari holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Palermo to Bari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Palermo in October, Bari is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, Zoosafari, Sassi di Matera, Grotte di Castellana
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Sassi di Matera
Sassi di Matera
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana

7
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Bari to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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