12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  16​h
1
Catania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Palermo
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Calgary

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral, Ortigia, & more), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Taormina (Villa Comunale, Isola Bella, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, explore the world behind art at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, and make a trip to I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Catania itinerary builder .

Calgary, Canada to Catania is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Catania. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: high temperatures in Catania hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Ragusa Ibla, I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, Villa Romana del Casale
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale

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.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Agrigento travel planner .

Drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Catania in May since evenings lows in Agrigento dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta, and don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo online journey planner .

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Tempio di Segesta
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip planning site .

Getting from Palermo to Lampedusa by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Lampedusa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Archivio Storico Lampedusa ©
Archivio Storico Lampedusa

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