4 days in Sicily Itinerary

4 days in Sicily Itinerary

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4 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Palermo
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and then make a trip to Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Syracuse tour builder website .

Valletta, Malta to Syracuse is an approximately 3-hour combination of ferry and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 14th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Syracuse to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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