12 days in Bordeaux, Palermo & Milan Itinerary

12 days in Bordeaux, Palermo & Milan Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
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Palermo, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Theatre as well as St. Andre Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy some music at Grand Theatre, shop like a local with Promenade Sainte Catherine, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Bordeaux is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Palermo.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Palermo, Italy — 10 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You've added Teatro Massimo, Il Castello della Zisa, Tonnara di Scopello, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Spiaggia di Macari (in Macari) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and view the masterpieces at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia).

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Fly from Bordeaux to Palermo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Milan, Italy — 1 day

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Traveling by flight from Palermo to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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