17 days in Italy & Manchester Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Manchester Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Manchester Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Cavallino-Treporti, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Palermo, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get outdoors at The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and White Scar Cave. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rievaulx Abbey and Sizergh Castle. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, examine the collection at National Football Museum, and don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Helmsley, Ingleton, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Bodnant Garden
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National Football Museum ©
National Football Museum
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Escape the urban bustle at Road of 52 Tunnels and Lido Beach. Le Mura and Piazza dei Signori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet (in Noventa di Piave) and Piazza dei Signori (in Vicenza). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice attractions tool .

You can fly from Manchester to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cavallino-Treporti.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Moon, Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza dei Signori, Road of 52 Tunnels
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Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon

1
night
Cavallino-Treporti, Italy

Cavallino-Treporti ©
On the 15th (Sun), stop by New Arte Fuga Glass Factory and then look for gifts at Martina Vidal Venezia.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cavallino-Treporti route planner.

Getting from Venice to Cavallino-Treporti by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Cavallino-Treporti

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burano, Chiesa di Santa Caterina
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Martina Vidal Venezia ©
Martina Vidal Venezia
Chiesa di Santa Caterina ©
Chiesa di Santa Caterina
New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory ©
New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory

6
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Shop till you drop at Mercato Ballaro and La Bottega nella Roccia. Get some cultural insight at Teatro Greco di Segesta and Castello di Venere. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo (in Castellammare del Golfo), Castello di Caccamo (in Caccamo) and Riserva Naturale Organizzata Dello Zingari (in San Vito lo Capo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chiaramonte.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cavallino-Treporti to Palermo. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cavallino-Treporti in July since evenings lows in Palermo dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caccamo, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Castello di Venere, Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi
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Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia

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