11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Syracuse
— 4 nights
2
Taormina
— 1 night
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
4
Agrigento
— 3 nights

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica and Monastero del San salvatore. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe and A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Avola (Lido il Solleone, Spiaggia Pantanello, &more), Ragusa (Saint Giorgio, Ragusa Ibla, &more) and Noto (Palazzo Castelluccio, Chiesa Santa Chiara, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, examine the collection at Antica Farmacia Cartia, experience rural life at L'Angolo del Papiro, and admire the striking features of Municipio di Scicli.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Syracuse is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Noto, Scicli, Avola, Ragusa, Modica
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Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe
Church of San Pietro
Church of San Pietro
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica ©
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, take some stellar pictures from Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, kick back and relax at Stockholm Beach Taormina, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lido La Dolce Vita, and finally kick back and relax at Lido Playa Sole Luna.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Taormina holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Taormina sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Castillo de Castelmola
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Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, pause for some serene contemplation at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, thendon't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, thenadmire the striking features of Norman Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lido Finanza, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, contemplate the long history of Palazzina Cinese, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Via delle Absidi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo journey maker tool.

You can drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Monreale
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San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

3
nights
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 15th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Mudia_Museo Diocesan Agrigento, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Pirandello, take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, stroll through Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca, thenstroll through Spiaggia Mollarella, and finally kick back and relax at Mandy Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Fabbriche Chiaramontane, delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, see the interesting displays at Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Giallonardo: Baia Delle Sirene, thenkick back and relax at Lido Sabbia D'Oro, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Agrigento online holiday planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Agrigento sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agrigento

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Licata, Siculiana Marina, Siculiana, Giallonardo: Baia Delle Sirene, Monte Cammarata
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello ©
Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello

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