8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily tour planner

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Catania
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Noto
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Modica
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Ragusa
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Agrigento
— 1 night
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Marinella di Selinunte
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Calatafimi-Segesta
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Castellammare del Golfo
— 1 night
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San Vito lo Capo
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Palermo
— 1 night
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Cefalu
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Taormina
— 1 night
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Catania
— 1 night
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Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo.

Start your trip to Catania by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Athens, Greece to Catania is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Syracuse

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites
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Noto

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Noto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Noto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Modica on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Modica

Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Modica trip site.

Getting from Noto to Modica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Modica are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Ragusa.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Ragusa

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
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Ragusa is just a short distance from Modica. In July, daytime highs in Ragusa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Agrigento on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, then take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento holiday planner.

You can drive from Ragusa to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ragusa in July: highs in Agrigento hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marinella di Selinunte

Marinella di Selinunte, also known as Marinella, is a southern Italian village and hamlet of Castelvetrano, a municipality in the Province of Trapani, Sicily. To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marinella di Selinunte trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Marinella di Selinunte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marinella di Selinunte when traveling from Agrigento in July, with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Calatafimi-Segesta on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Calatafimi-Segesta

Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. Make your Calatafimi-Segesta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Marinella di Selinunte to Calatafimi-Segesta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July in Calatafimi-Segesta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Castellammare del Golfo

— 1 night
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Maria Santissima del Rosario, make a trip to Baglio Di Scopello, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Guidaloca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Castellammare del Golfo is very close to Calatafimi-Segesta. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

San Vito lo Capo

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito lo Capo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Palermo

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours

Cefalu

Cefal├╣ is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cefalu day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Cefalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Taormina.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Taormina

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Villa Comunale, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, then go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, and finally make a trip to Corso Umberto.

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Getting from Cefalu to Taormina by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Taormina sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Fontana dell'Elefante and then admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Catania trip maker app.

Getting from Taormina to Catania by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.