10 days in Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Catania
— 1 night
Drive
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Palazzolo Acreide
— 1 night
Drive
4
Noto
Drive
5
Modica
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ragusa
— 1 night
Drive
7
Caltagirone
— 1 night
Bus
8
Catania
— 1 night
Fly

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Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

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 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, get a taste of the local shopping with Good Fellas Art Studio, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Catania is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London to Catania, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Catania reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vermexio, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), and finally head off the coast to Ortigia.

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Drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Palazzolo Acreide.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Palazzolo Acreide

— 1 night
Palazzolo Acreide is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Area archeologica di Akrai, then delve into the distant past at Akrai Greek Theatre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Sebastiano.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Palazzolo Acreide tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palazzolo Acreide takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Noto.

Things to do in Palazzolo Acreide

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noto

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 30th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and then look for gifts at Adelfio - Marzamemi.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Noto visit planner.

You can drive from Palazzolo Acreide to Noto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Modica.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Modica

— 1 night
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Modica trip planner.

Getting from Noto to Modica by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Modica can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ragusa

— 1 night

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the striking features of Saint Giorgio, admire the striking features of Circolo di Conversazione, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ragusa driving holiday planning app.

Ragusa is just a stone's throw from Modica. In October, daily temperatures in Ragusa can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Caltagirone.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Caltagirone

— 1 night
Caltagirone is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, on the island (and region) of Sicily, southern Italy, about 70km southwest of Catania. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo dei Presepi Tradizionali, walk around Giardino Pubblico della Villa Comunale, then examine the collection at Museo Regionale della Ceramica, and finally make a trip to Saint Maria of Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Ben&fit Spa & Fitness, don't miss a visit to Piazza Carlo Maria Carafa, then examine the collection at Museo Civico al Carcere Borbonico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Giuliano, and finally look for gifts at Sammartino e Delfino - Ceramiche Artistiche Caltagirone.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Caltagirone day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Caltagirone takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Caltagirone are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Caltagirone

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Catania journey site.

Traveling by bus from Caltagirone to Catania takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Catania

Museums · Historic Sites

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.