12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Ragusa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Denver

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa, Ortigia, &more), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Taormina (Corso Umberto & Isola Bella). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo and ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Catania journey planning tool .

Denver, USA to Catania is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Catania due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in March: high temperatures in Catania hover around 62°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Villa Romana del Casale
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

2
nights
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Giardini Iblei, contemplate the long history of Scicli, and then make a trip to Saint Maria of Monte.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ragusa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Ragusa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Ragusa sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Scicli, Saint Maria of Monte, Cathedral of St. George
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento travel route planner.

You can drive from Ragusa to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ragusa in March, Agrigento is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo holiday maker site .

Traveling by bus from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In March in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

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