15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily visit planner

Make it your trip
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Catania
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trapani
— 3 nights
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Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, and then take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini. On the next day, admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, then surround yourself with nature on Etna Passion, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo di Acireale.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Catania is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Catania due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Catania to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Centro Storico (in Noto), Church of San Pietro (in Modica) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Syracuse day trip website.

Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Taormina

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip builder app.

Getting from Syracuse to Taormina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Pretoria.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Trapani

— 3 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trapani: Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Museo del Satiro Danzante (in Mazara del Vallo). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta and don't miss a visit to Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Trapani trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Trapani takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Trapani sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Province of Messina travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Islands
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. It is the third-largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th-largest city in Italy, with a population of more than 238,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the Metropolitan City. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the mainland, and has close ties with Reggio Calabria. According to Eurostat the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina has, in 2014, 277,584 inhabitants.The city's main resources are its seaports (commercial and military shipyards), cruise tourism, commerce, and agriculture (wine production and cultivating lemons, oranges, mandarin oranges, and olives). The city has been a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat since 1548 and is home to a locally important international fair. The city has the University of Messina, founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola.Messina has a light rail system, Tranvia di Messina, that was opened on 3 April 2003. This line is and links the city's central railway station with the city centre and harbour.

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