9 days in Catania, Cefalu & Taormina Itinerary

9 days in Catania, Cefalu & Taormina Itinerary

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9 days in Catania, Cefalu & Taormina Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  3 h
1
Catania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cefalu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Taormina
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Catania visit planner.

Valletta, Malta to Catania is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valletta in October since evenings lows in Catania dip to 17°C. On the 9th (Wed), you're off toCefalu.

Things to do in Catania

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

2
nights
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu, then look for gifts at Enoteca le Petit Tonneau, then make a trip to Lavatoio Medievale, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo and then cool off at Acqua Verde.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cefalu trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Catania to Cefalu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Cefalu

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Gole di Tiberio, Castello di Caccamo
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Acqua Verde ©
Acqua Verde
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu
Gole di Tiberio ©
Gole di Tiberio

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra), Reggio Calabria (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria & Lungomare Falcomata) and Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Isola Bella, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, and learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina holiday builder app .

Drive from Cefalu to Taormina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Taormina sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Fontana di Gennaro, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Le Gole dell'Alcantara, Gambino Vini
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

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