8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Messina
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  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), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, stop by Shahidi, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Ballaro, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. On the next day, make a trip to Quattro Canti, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, thenstop by Vintage Enoteca, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo attractions planner.

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

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Agrigento sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, thenhead off the coast to Ortigia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and then steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Catania travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia ©
Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia

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