12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Fly
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Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trapani
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Bus
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Catania
— 2 nights
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Palermo

— 4 nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Palermo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Trapani

— 1 night

City of Two Seas

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): make a trip to Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata, then stroll through Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, then make a trip to Saline of the Laguna Marsala, and finally engage your brain at Museum Of Optical Illusions.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Trapani attractions website.

Getting from Palermo to Trapani by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Trapani are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. 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 · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

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.
Teatro di Pirandello has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): catch a live performance at Teatro di Pirandello and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Guastanella.

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Drive from Trapani to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Agrigento are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

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.
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.

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Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Catania

— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Taormina (Piazza IX Aprile, Corso Umberto, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna, make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, and steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Syracuse to Catania in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sicily travel guide

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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.