8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  5 h
1
Catania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Scicli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Erice
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  6 h 30 min
End: Athens

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, examine the collection at Museo del Cinema di Catania, then take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, contemplate the long history of Castello Normanno, then see the interesting displays at Mostra Permanente delle Uniformi Storiche, then take a stroll around Piazza del Duomo di Acireale, and finally view the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Zelantea.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Catania trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Catania is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Catania is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Catania. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Scicli.

Things to do in Catania

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Acireale, Castello Normanno
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Museo del Cinema di Catania ©
Museo del Cinema di Catania
Piazza del Duomo di Acireale
Piazza del Duomo di Acireale

2
nights
Scicli

Scicli ©
Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo del Costume, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via del Mare, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Giuseppe, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Busacca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Sant'Ignazio, and finally steep yourself in history at Scicli. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, stop by Ara' espressione di idee, examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, then kick back and relax at Sampieri, then examine the collection at Antica Farmacia Cartia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Scicli trip builder app .

Getting from Catania to Scicli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Scicli

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Modica
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Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica ©
Sampieri ©
Sampieri
Antica Farmacia Cartia ©
Antica Farmacia Cartia

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del SS. Sepolcro, and finally examine the collection at Museo dell'Acciuga. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by La Bottega nella Roccia, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo, examine the collection at Museo Civico, view the masterpieces at Via delle Absidi, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Scicli to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Erice.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bagheria, Caccamo, Museo Civico, Via delle Absidi
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Museo dell'Acciuga
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo

2
nights
Erice

Erice ©
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta, and then delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco di Segesta. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Salina Calcara, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Sale, then examine the collection at Museo del sale, then examine the collection at Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico, and finally view the masterpieces at Laboratorio Ceramiche d'Arte - Paola Luisa Amico.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Erice tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Erice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Erice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Calatafimi-Segesta, Nubia
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Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Salina Calcara ©
Salina Calcara
Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico ©

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