7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Catania
— 1 day
Bus:  45​min
2
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
4
Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Etna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Catania tour planner.

Atlanta, USA to Catania is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Catania to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello Normanno
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Castello Normanno
Castello Normanno

1
night
Taormina

Taormina ©
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 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then kick back and relax at Isola Bella, then stop by La Bottega di Lagana', and finally take in the exciting artwork at Good Fellas Art Studio.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Taormina trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Catania to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Catania in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Taormina, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chiesa di San Giorgio
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Chiesa di San Giorgio ©
Chiesa di San Giorgio
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, then take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, and finally delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi).

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Agrigento trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Taormina to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Agrigento are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa ©

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), Head underground at Grotta dell'Olio, and then take in the exciting artwork at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palermo visit planner.

You can drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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