13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

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13 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4 h
1
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Erice
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Trapani
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Realmonte
— Few hours
Bus:  30 min
5
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Noto
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
7
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Catania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Dublin

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello dei Ventimiglia and Museo Garibaldino e i Viaggi. You'll explore and learn at Putia Sicilian Creativity and Palazzo Asmundo Museum. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to A casa del Marchese Pottino di Echifaldo (in Petralia Soprana), Gangi (Chiesa Madre Gangi & Santuario dello Spirito Santo) and Castelbuono (Cappella Palatina - Cappella di Sant'Anna & Chiesa Maria SS. Assunta - Matrice Vecchia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of La Magione, get to know the fascinating history of Via Matteo Bonello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Augustine - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, and examine the collection at Museo Falcone - Borsellino.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Palermo is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Gangi, A casa del Marchese Pottino di Echifaldo
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Santuario dello Spirito Santo ©
Santuario dello Spirito Santo
Museo Falcone - Borsellino ©
Museo Falcone - Borsellino
La Magione ©
La Magione

few
hours
Erice

Erice ©
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): boost your wellbeing at Terme Segestane and then explore the ancient world of Mura Ciclopiche.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Erice road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Erice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trapani.

Things to do in Erice

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Terme Segestane
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Terme Segestane ©
Terme Segestane

1
night
Trapani

Trapani
Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trapani online journey planner.

Trapani is just a stone's throw from Erice. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Realmonte.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites

few
hours
Realmonte

Realmonte
For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Realmonte trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Trapani to Realmonte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Realmonte can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Agrigento on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Realmonte

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

2
nights
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrigento online driving holiday planner.

Agrigento is just a stone's throw from Realmonte. In April, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Noto.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

few
hours
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Domenico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento San Francesco d'Assisi all'Immacolata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Castelluccio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero del San salvatore.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Noto online attractions planner.

Drive from Agrigento to Noto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Syracuse.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III ©
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III
Monastero del San salvatore ©
Monastero del San salvatore

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Domenico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Corrado Nicolaci, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, and finally steep yourself in history at Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arkimedeion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, examine the collection at Museo dei Pupi - Siracusa, then stop by Ceramiche Artigianali Dolu, and finally contemplate the long history of Artemision.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Syracuse road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo dei Pupi - Siracusa ©
Museo dei Pupi - Siracusa
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Archeologico di Aidone and Chiesa San Benedetto. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Civilta Contadina and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Piazza Armerina (Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie, Collegio dei Gesuiti, &more), Randazzo (Basilica di Santa Maria, Via degli Archi, &more) and Chiesa di Santa Maria La Cava (in Aidone). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, examine the collection at Mostra Permanente delle Uniformi Storiche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Biagio Church - Sant'Agata alla Fornace, and admire the striking features of Diocesi Di Acireale.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Catania vacation maker website.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Catania sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina, Randazzo, Acireale, Aidone
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Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria
Museo Archeologico di Aidone ©
Museo Archeologico di Aidone

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