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.
Kick off your visit 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. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally make a trip to Piazza Pretoria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palermo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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) to allow time 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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ragusa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Ragusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Gambino Vini. Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Avola), Saint Maria of Monte (in Caltagirone) and Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari (in Tindari). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bellini, and don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Catania tour planner .

Getting from Ragusa to Catania by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cavagrande del Cassibile, Saint Maria of Monte, Tonnara di Marzamemi, Gambino Vini, Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari
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Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Room Escape Games
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini

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