13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siracusa and Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania. Get outdoors at Mt Etna and Lido La Risacca. Step out of Catania with an excursion to Teatro Greco in Syracuse--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, and take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Catania trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Catania is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse, Lido La Risacca
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

2
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, make a trip to Corso Umberto, thenwalk around Villa Comunale, and finally admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Gole dell'Alcantara.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Taormina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Le Gole dell'Alcantara
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park ©
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Nicola, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip tool.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Agrigento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Mondello and Grotta dell'Olio. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Cefalu. Step out of Palermo to go to Monreale and see Duomo di Monreale, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, make a trip to Quattro Canti, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Cefalu
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Cous Cous Fest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito

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