8 days in Palermo, Agrigento & Catania Itinerary

8 days in Palermo, Agrigento & Catania Itinerary

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8 days in Palermo, Agrigento & Catania Itinerary

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

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palermo itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Palermo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 take a bus to Agrigento.

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

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 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agrigento attractions planner .

Getting from Palermo to Agrigento by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Isola Bella (in Taormina), Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral & Ortigia) and Linguaglossa (Gambino Vini & Etna Donkey Trekking). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, don't miss a visit to Fontana dell'Elefante, and take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Catania online sightseeing planner .

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

Things to do in Catania

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Linguaglossa, Syracuse, Isola Bella
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

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