12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piazza Armerina
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo
— 5 nights
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Taormina

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Etna Passion, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Camillo.

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Bucharest, Romania to Taormina is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Taormina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Syracuse: Centro Storico (in Noto), Scicli (Gli Aromi Sicily & A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse online tour builder.

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 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina

— 1 night
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico di Aidone, then make a trip to Piazza Armerina, then don't miss a visit to Villa Romana del Casale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Piazza Armerina journey maker tool.

You can drive from Syracuse to Piazza Armerina in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi.

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Traveling by car from Piazza Armerina to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Palermo

— 5 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.