12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Catania
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Marzamemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Modica
— 1 night
Drive
5
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Bus to Catania, Fly to Rome

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Catania

— 3 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at INAF Catania Astrophysical Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Excelsior, and then kick back and relax at Lido Azzurro Beach Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Catania vacation planner.

Paris, France to Catania is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Catania reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 hidden gems such as Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto and Azienda Agricola Pupillo. You'll get in some beach time at Lido Sayonara and Lido Camomilla. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Anaktoron di Pantalica (in Sortino) and Azienda Agricola Oliva (in Solarino). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, kick back and relax at Solarium Ortigia Nettuno, and make a trip to Piazza Archimede.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Catania to Syracuse by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marzamemi.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Marzamemi

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Sun), stop by Adelfio - Marzamemi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia Kaibo, then do a tasting at Museo del vino - Nobile, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Cirica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Granelli, then kick back and relax at Lido Cafe' Solaire, then do a tasting at Cantina Ramaddini, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Marzamemi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Marzamemi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Modica.

Things to do in Marzamemi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Modica

— 1 night
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. On the 10th (Tue), stop by ArtigianArte, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, take some stellar pictures from Pizzo Belvedere, then make a trip to Quam, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Teresa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Modica online road trip planner.

Getting from Marzamemi to Modica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Modica sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fabbriche Chiaramontane, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Pirandello, look for gifts at Panificio Dalli Cardillo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, then take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Chiaramonte.

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You can drive from Modica to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Modica in August, you will find days in Agrigento are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.