11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Piazza Armerina, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Palermo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Palermo reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Catacombe dei Cappuccini ©
Catacombe dei Cappuccini

2
days
Piazza Armerina, Sicily

Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Villa Romana del Casale, stop by Ceramiche artistiche Sammartino e Delfino, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Armerina. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, get some fabulous bargains at Sicilia Outlet Village, and then look for gifts at Ceramica a Modo Mio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Piazza Armerina trip planner .

You can drive from Palermo to Piazza Armerina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ceramiche artistiche Sammartino e Delfino, Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, Sicilia Outlet Village, Ceramica a Modo Mio
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Villa Romana del Casale ©
Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina

1
day
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos, stop by La Bottega di Lagana', tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Managò, then stop by Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte, and finally look for gifts at Stroscio Gioielli.

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You can drive from Piazza Armerina to Taormina in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In December in Taormina, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Taormina

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos
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Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte
Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte
Ceramiche Managò ©
Ceramiche Managò
BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos ©
BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos

2
days
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by MOD Maioliche Originali Deruta, stop by Terrecotte Maioliche Ceramica Deruta di Bettini Germano, look for gifts at Antica Fornace Deruta, then stop by Maioliche Pia, and finally look for gifts at Maioliche Nulli (S.N.C.).

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Getting from Taormina to Assisi by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in December, expect Assisi to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deruta, Spello, Antico Frantoio Nunzi
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Antico Frantoio Nunzi ©
Antico Frantoio Nunzi
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): ponder the design of Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura, then explore the ancient world of Ostia Antica, and then steep yourself in history at Villa d'Este.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Assisi in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Villa d'Este, Ostia Antica
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Ostia Antica ©
Ostia Antica
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

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