5 days in Sicily Itinerary

5 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip maker

Make it your trip
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Fly

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Syracuse

— 2 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.
Appreciate the collections at Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede and Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia di Gallina and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Syracuse to Lido di Noto to see Spiaggia di Eloro about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online trip maker.

Valletta, Malta to Syracuse is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.