5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Assisi
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Rome

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of San Pietro, learn about winemaking at Cantine Giorgio Lungarotti, then see the interesting displays at MUVIT Museo del Vino Torgiano Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Sassovivo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Rose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santo Stefano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally learn about winemaking at Antonelli San Marco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi tour planning website .

Rome to Assisi is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Torgiano, Montefalco, San Pietro, Centro Storico, Abbazia di Sassovivo
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Abbazia di Sassovivo ©
Abbazia di Sassovivo
San Pietro ©
San Pietro
MUVIT Museo del Vino Torgiano Museum ©

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello Ventimiglia and CIDMA: Mafia and Anti-Mafia Center Guided Visits. Get some cultural insight at Museo dell'Acciuga and Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi). Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Cefalu (Santuario Gibilmanna & Scuba & Snorkeling) and La Bottega nella Roccia (in Caccamo). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Assisi to Palermo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cefalu, Castello Ventimiglia, La Bottega nella Roccia, Museo dell'Acciuga, CIDMA: Mafia and Anti-Mafia Center Guided Visits
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Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Museo dell'Acciuga
Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo ©
Santuario Gibilmanna
Santuario Gibilmanna

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