8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ragusa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Catania
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Quattro Canti, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, then explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Pretoria.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Palermo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Piazza Pretoria ©
Piazza Pretoria
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico

1
night
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo San Giorgio, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Iblei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Apostolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ragusa journey builder site .

You can drive from Palermo to Ragusa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Ragusa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Modica
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Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Church of San Pietro
Church of San Pietro

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Maria of Monte (in Caltagirone), Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Avola) and Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari (in Tindari). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, make a trip to Isola delle Correnti, stroll around Giardino Bellini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Catania online holiday planner .

Getting from Ragusa to Catania by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Isola delle Correnti, Tonnara di Marzamemi, Cavagrande del Cassibile, Saint Maria of Monte, Duomo di Messina
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Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

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