8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Messina
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Catania
— 1 night
End: Catania

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mondello, stop by Shahidi, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercato Ballaro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Quattro Canti, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then stop by Vintage Enoteca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palermo vacation builder tool .

Messina to Palermo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

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Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

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Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

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nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and then explore the ancient world of Greek Theater.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Catania.

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Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia

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Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Etna.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Catania trip planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia ©
Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia

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