30 days in Sicily & Florence Itinerary

30 days in Sicily & Florence Itinerary

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Catania
— 4 nights
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Scicli
— 1 night
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Agrigento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Enna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Trapani
— 2 nights
Fly
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Florence
— 12 nights
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Catania

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Etna Passion (in Zafferana Etnea), Museo del Carretto Siciliano (in Aci Sant'Antonio) and Taormina (Chiesa del Varo, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Ortigia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Catania tour planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Catania is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Catania. Traveling from Jeddah in April, things will get much colder in Catania: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Scicli.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Scicli

— 1 night
Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro, examine the collection at Museo della Memoria, wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily, then take an in-depth tour of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Scicli trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Catania to Scicli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Scicli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Scicli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agrigento: Naro (Chiesa di San Francesco, Castello dei Chiaramonte, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, don't miss a visit to Fondazione Leonardo Sciascia, and explore the world behind art at Mudia_Museo Diocesan Agrigento.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento route site.

Getting from Scicli to Agrigento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Scicli in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Agrigento. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Enna.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Enna

— 2 nights
Enna is a city and comune located roughly at the center of Sicily, southern Italy, in the province of Enna, towering above the surrounding countryside. On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Chiesa dei SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo and then identify plant and animal life at Madonie a Passo lento. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Duomo di Enna, then make a trip to Abazia di Santo Spirito, then explore the ancient world of Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, and finally ponder the design of Fontana del Ratto di Proserpina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Enna trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Enna takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Enna

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Palermo

— 5 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Go for a jaunt from Palermo to Monreale to see Duomo di Monreale about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas".

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palermo online trip builder.

Getting from Enna to Palermo by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Trapani

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum Of Optical Illusions, slough off your stress at Salus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Porta Oscura e Torre Dell'orologio, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Mare Uzzaredru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata and then delve into the distant past at Tempio di Segesta.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trapani holiday app.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Trapani takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Trapani can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Florence

— 12 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more), Pisa (Palazzo della Carovana, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

You can fly from Trapani to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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.