10 days in Province of La Rioja & Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Province of La Rioja & Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Province of La Rioja, Argentina
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Province of La Rioja, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  32 h
2
Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Province of La Rioja, Argentina

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Province of La Rioja, Argentina

Province of La Rioja ©
La Rioja is the capital city of the Argentine province of La Rioja, located in the east of the province. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Talampaya.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Province of La Rioja road trip planning app.

You'll set off for Catania on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Province of La Rioja

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Talampaya ©
Parque Nacional Talampaya

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Centro Storico (in Noto), Syracuse (Teatro Greco, Ortigia, &more) and Taormina (Villa Comunale, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Catania online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Province of La Rioja to Catania. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Province of La Rioja to Catania. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Agrigento, Italy

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 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento online day trip planner.

Drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Agrigento sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

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
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thenstop by Ciatu ALAB, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip planner.

Drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

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