11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Agrigento
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Ragusa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Catania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cefalu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Palermo
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You've added Chiesa del Gesu, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Cattedrale di Palermo, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary website .

Boston, USA to Palermo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Palermo is 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Catacombe dei Cappuccini ©
Catacombe dei Cappuccini

few
hours
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.
Valle dei Templi has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Agrigento trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ragusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi

1
night
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista as well as Duomo San Giorgio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ragusa travel route planning tool .

Getting from Agrigento to Ragusa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Chiesa San Giuseppe ©
Chiesa San Giuseppe

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Duomo di Siracusa, Fonte Aretusa, and other attractions.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Syracuse tour planning app .

You can drive from Ragusa to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Fountain of Diana ©
Fountain of Diana
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Etna, Monastero dei Benedettini, Giardino Bellini, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bellini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Catania trip maker website .

Getting from Syracuse to Catania by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Catania sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata ©
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isola Bella as well as Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Isola Bella.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Taormina visit planner .

Take a bus from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Catania in May since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 61°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cefalu.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Quattro Fontane di Taormina ©
Quattro Fontane di Taormina
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina

1
night
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Cefalu Coast, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu, and finally explore the ancient world of Tempio di Diana.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cefalu trip maker tool .

Drive from Taormina to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

few
hours
Palermo

Palermo ©
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palermo travel route planning tool .

Take a train from Cefalu to Palermo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale