15 days in Athens, Palermo & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Palermo & Amsterdam Itinerary

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15 days in Athens, Palermo & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Palermo, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens journey builder site .

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. July in Athens sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Cefalu and Duomo di Monreale are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tempio di Segesta and Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Mura Megalitiche) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip app .

You can fly from Athens to Palermo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Palermo to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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