19 days in Sicily Itinerary

19 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Syracuse
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ragusa
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Noto (St. Nicholas Cathedral, Centro Storico, &more) and Scicli (Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site, Gli Aromi Sicily, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ortigia, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vermexio, and look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola.

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Kathmandu, Nepal to Syracuse is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kathmandu to Syracuse, you'll gain 4.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ragusa

— 1 night

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, don't miss a visit to Teatro Donnafugata, then make a trip to Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ragusa trip site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Ragusa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del SS. Rosario, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and finally explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Agrigento driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ragusa in May, expect nights in Agrigento to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Palermo

— 7 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Conte Federico, explore the ancient world of Selinunte Archaeological Park, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Palermo road trip site.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Taormina

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Linguaglossa (Gambino Vini & Etna Donkey Trekking), Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra) and Chiesetta Magazzeni (in Sant'Alfio). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, get a new perspective on things with Blue Sea Diving Center, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.