8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palermo
— 3 nights
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
3
Taormina
— 1 night
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights

3
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 Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Valletta, Malta to Palermo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Food Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Agrigento journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento ©

1
night
Taormina

Taormina ©
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 18th (Sun): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Giuseppe.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Agrigento to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Taormina sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Parrocchia Di San Giuseppe
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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 19th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Ortigia and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), stop by Ibla Souvenir Avola, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Syracuse trip planner.

Drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibla Souvenir Avola, Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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