14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

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14 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  31​h
1
Taormina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Palermo
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Chiesa Dell'Immacolata (in Villa San Giovanni), Reggio Calabria (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria & Lungomare Falcomata) and Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isola Bella, learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, and make a trip to Corso Umberto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary planning site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Taormina is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Taormina is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Taormina, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Linguaglossa, Messina, Reggio Calabria, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Chiesa Dell'Immacolata
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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner .

Getting from Taormina to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, 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
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Agrigento trip app .

You can take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

3
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico and then get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla.

Discover how to plan a Syracuse trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Agrigento to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ragusa Ibla, Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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