10 days in Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Catania
Drive:  1 h
1
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Messina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Agrigento
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
5
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Catania

1
night
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 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, thenHead underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Syracuse online sightseeing planner.

Catania to Syracuse is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Noto
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

2
nights
Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. You've now added Il Monastero di San Placido Calonero to your itinerary. On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to Il Monastero di San Placido Calonero, head off the coast to Isola Bella, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, thenwalk around Villa Comunale, thenmake a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, get outside with Colli San Rizzo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, and finally appreciate the history behind La Madonnina del Porto.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Messina trip tool.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Messina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Taormina
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Palermo trip planner.

Getting from Messina to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

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 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi, thenadmire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Agrigento road trip planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

2
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tabaccara, stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Agrigento to Lampedusa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara

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