8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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1
Palermo
— 1 night
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
4
Taormina
— 2 nights
5
Palermo
— 1 night

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night
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Quattro Canti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and then ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi and Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cefalu
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) ©

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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.
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

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 ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, and then contemplate the long history of Teatro Greco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, stroll around Villa Comunale, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taormina trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Taormina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

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Palermo

Palermo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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