8 days in Catania, Agrigento & Palermo Itinerary

8 days in Catania, Agrigento & Palermo Itinerary

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8 days in Catania, Agrigento & Palermo Itinerary

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  5 h
1
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
End: Athens

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Syracuse (Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, Syracuse Cathedral, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, admire the striking features of Palazzo Rosa di Catania, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Catania journey planning tool .

Athens, Greece to Catania is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Syracuse
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, then take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci. Keep things going the next day: stop by Panificio Dalli Cardillo, then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then examine the collection at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Oliva.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner .

You can drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Agrigento are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Oliva, Scala dei Turchi, Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Palermo sightseeing site .

Traveling by bus from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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