12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Catania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Palermo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Family-friendly places like Isola Bella and Etna Donkey Trekking will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral, Ortigia, & more), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Villa Comunale (in Taormina). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, admire the striking features of Palazzo Rosa di Catania, and pause for some photo ops at Fontana dell'Elefante.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Catania is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Catania is 6 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in March: highs in Catania hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Etna Donkey Trekking, Ragusa Ibla, Villa Romana del Casale
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento travel route planner .

Drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Agrigento. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

5
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Bring the kids along to Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Museum Of Optical Illusions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, get curious at Museo Storico dei Motori e dei Meccanismi, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museum Of Optical Illusions, Duomo di Monreale, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

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