10 days in Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palermo
— 2 nights
2
Taormina
— 2 nights
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
4
Noto
— 3 nights

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
For shopping fun, head to La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico or Mercato Ballaro. Get some historical perspective at Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Monreale. Go for a jaunt from Palermo to Calatafimi-Segesta to see Tempio di Segesta about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, shop like a local with Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Palermo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

2
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 10th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Isola Bella, thenget to know the fascinating history of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, thenexplore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavone Francesco. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Good Fellas Art Studio, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, make a trip to Corso Umberto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, thentake in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Le Gole dell'Alcantara.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taormina trip website.

Drive from Palermo to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Le Gole dell'Alcantara, Scuba & Snorkeling, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Silk in Ortigia, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Sayonara, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Fontane Bianche, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lido Arenella, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Maniace Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

3
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Calamosche and Spiaggia Marianelli. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico and Chiesa Santa Chiara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noto: Modica (Antica Dolceria Bonajuto & Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta), Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa) and Scicli (Scicli, A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, examine the collection at Villa Romana del Tellaro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Noto online route builder.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Noto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scicli, Modica, Ragusa Ibla
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Scicli ©
Scicli

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