12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Trapani
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Catania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Dublin

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Go for a jaunt from Palermo to Monreale to see Duomo di Monreale about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palermo road trip planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Palermo is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Palermo. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

1
night
Trapani

Trapani ©
Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, then relax in the rural setting at Saline Della Laguna, and finally examine the collection at Museum Of Optical Illusions.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trapani trip planner.

Drive from Palermo to Trapani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Trapani, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Agrigento.

Things to do in Trapani

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Erice, Saline Della Laguna
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Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions
Saline Della Laguna ©
Saline Della Laguna

2
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.
You've now added Teatro di Pirandello to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see a show at Teatro di Pirandello and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Guastanella.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Agrigento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trapani to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Agrigento sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Monte Guastanella
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

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 (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, stop by Olive, then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and finally make a trip to Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, admire the striking features of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vermexio.

Make your Syracuse itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, chiesa madre
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Taormina (Piazza IX Aprile, Corso Umberto, &more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mt Etna, make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, and steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania trip planning website.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taormina
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

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