15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Taormina
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Agrigento
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Milazzo and Piscina di Venere. Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de Castelmola and Duomo di Taormina. When in Taormina, make a side trip to see Gambino Vini in Linguaglossa, approximately Linguaglossa away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita, make a trip to Via Teatro Greco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina vacation planning app .

Montreal, Canada to Taormina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Taormina. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in September; daily highs in Taormina reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Milazzo, Gambino Vini, Castillo de Castelmola
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Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Sebastiano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Biscari, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Benedetto, contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Cinema di Catania, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Diocesi Di Acireale.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Acireale, Castello Normanno
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Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Basilica di San Sebastiano
Castello Normanno
Castello Normanno

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Nicholas Cathedral and Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Nicolaci and Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Maria del Gesu (in Modica), Noto (Chiesa Santa Chiara & Farmacia Vindigni) and Sampieri (in Sampieri). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, ponder the world of politics at Municipio di Scicli, don't miss a visit to A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and explore the historical opulence of Azienda Agricola Pupillo.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse road trip planning site .

You can drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Beaches Wineries

Side Trips

Noto, Scicli, Santa Maria del Gesu
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Azienda Agricola Pupillo ©
Azienda Agricola Pupillo
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Valle dei Templi and Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci. Popular historic sites such as Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli and Viale della Vittoria are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima (in Siculiana Marina), Sciacca (Basilica Maria Santissima del Soccorso & Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca) and Cala Vincenzina (in Marina di Palma). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Agrigento trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Agrigento are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sciacca, Cala Vincenzina, Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Palermo and Santuario Santa Rosalia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palazzo Conte Federico and Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro dei Benedettini, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planning site .

Take a bus from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo ©
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo ©

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