14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

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14 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  15 h
1
Catania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Modica
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Calatafimi-Segesta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  14 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Castello Normanno and Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania. Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Museo Salvatore Incorpora (in Linguaglossa), Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi (in Syracuse) and Duomo di Messina (in Messina). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, and get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Catania trip maker website .

Ottawa, Canada to Catania is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Catania is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in December, with highs in Catania at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Modica.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Duomo di Messina, Museo Salvatore Incorpora, Castello Normanno, Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi
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Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Modica

Modica ©
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo San Giorgio, see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, then steep yourself in history at Scicli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Modica online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Catania to Modica in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Modica are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo San Giorgio, Scicli
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Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Church of San Pietro
Church of San Pietro
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica ©

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario Santa Rosalia and San Giuseppe dei Teatini. Get some historical perspective at Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati and Oratorio di Santa Cita. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Museo del Satiro Danzante (in Mazara del Vallo), Caccamo (Castello di Caccamo & La Bottega nella Roccia) and Cefalu (Rocca di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, examine the collection at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip tool .

Traveling by car from Modica to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caccamo, Cefalu, Museo del Satiro Danzante
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Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita
Museo del Satiro Danzante ©
Museo del Satiro Danzante
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
San Giuseppe dei Teatini

1
night
Calatafimi-Segesta

Calatafimi-Segesta ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco di Segesta and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Segesta.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Calatafimi-Segesta driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Calatafimi-Segesta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Calatafimi-Segesta sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites
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Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Santuario Di San Vito. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci), Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco (in Trapani) and Erice (La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico & Erice in Miniatura). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Calatafimi-Segesta to San Vito lo Capo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Erice, Trapani, Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, Grotta Mangiapane
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Grotta Mangiapane ©
Grotta Mangiapane

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