8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip itinerary planner

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Ragusa
— 1 night
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Modica
— 1 night
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Ispica
— 1 night
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Portopalo di Capo Passero
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Marzamemi
— 1 night
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Noto
— 1 night
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Avola
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 day
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Ragusa

— 1 night

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Donnafugata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madre - Parrocchia Santa Maria delle Stelle, admire the landmark architecture of Circolo di Conversazione, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giuseppe.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ragusa trip itinerary builder.

Palermo to Ragusa is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Modica.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Modica

— 1 night
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natale Salvatore Quasimodo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Medico Tommaso Campailla, see the interesting displays at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, and finally examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Modica trip planner.

Modica is just a short distance from Ragusa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ispica.

Things to do in Modica

Museums · Historic Sites

Ispica

— 1 night
Ispica is a city and comune in the south of Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Eremo di Croce Santa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Chiesa Madre, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Faraglioni di Ciriga.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ispica journey maker site.

Ispica is very close to Modica. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portopalo di Capo Passero.

Things to do in Ispica

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portopalo di Capo Passero

Portopalo di Capo Passero is a comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Isola delle Correnti, step into the grandiose world of Fortezza di Carlo V, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Tafuri.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portopalo di Capo Passero online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ispica to Portopalo di Capo Passero in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Portopalo di Capo Passero are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Marzamemi.

Things to do in Portopalo di Capo Passero

Historic Sites

Marzamemi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi and then stroll through Spiaggia di San Lorenzo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marzamemi trip itinerary planning app.

Marzamemi is just a short distance from Portopalo di Capo Passero. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Noto.

Things to do in Marzamemi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noto

— 1 night
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, then stroll through Spiaggia Calamosche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Noto Antica, see the interesting displays at Villa Romana del Tellaro, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Eloro.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noto driving holiday planning tool.

Noto is very close to Marzamemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avola.

Things to do in Noto

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Avola

— 1 night
Avola is a city and comune in the province of Syracuse, Sicily .HistoryThe foundation of the city in an area previously inhabited by the Sicani and invaded by the Sicels in the 13th-12th centuries BC, is perhaps connected to the city of Hybla Major. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa madre and then stroll through Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avola trip planner.

Avola is very close to Noto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Avola

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 1 day

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.
Ortigia has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Bellomo, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse online trip planner.

Syracuse is very close to Avola. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Sicily travel guide

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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.