13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

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13 days in Sicily Itinerary

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

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Attractions like Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Museum Of Optical Illusions make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca (in Sciacca). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Conte Federico, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palermo online driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Palermo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Museum Of Optical Illusions, Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale
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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

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.
On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Parco Acquatico Scivolandia, then stroll through Spiaggia di Bovo Marina, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agrigento trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agrigento are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana, Spiaggia di Bovo Marina, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, Parco Acquatico Scivolandia
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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
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Isola Bella and Villa Comunale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral, Ortigia, & more), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Duomo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at Fontana dell'Elefante.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Catania route website .

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Catania takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Agrigento in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Catania, with lows of 6°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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