9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Palermo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Catania
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
4
Taormina
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, admire the striking features of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palermo day trip tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Palermo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Palermo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Syracuse.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Greek Theater, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi, then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Basilica San Salvatore.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Noto
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Etna. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, then don't miss a visit to Via dei Crociferi, and finally head outdoors with EtnaExcursion.it.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

EtnaExcursion.it
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
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EtnaExcursion.it

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taormina online day trip planner .

Drive from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Giorgio, Gambino Vini
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

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