9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Catania
Drive
2
Modica
— 1 night
Drive
3
Termini Imerese
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bagheria
Drive
5
Isola Delle Femmine
— 1 night
Drive
6
Trapani
— 1 night
Drive
7
Trappeto
— 1 night
Drive
8
Monreale
Drive
9
Palermo
— 3 nights
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Catania

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

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 30th (Tue), make a trip to Piazza Duomo and then get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Catania road trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Catania is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Catania, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in April; daily highs in Catania reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Modica.

Things to do in Catania

Museums · Historic Sites

Modica

— 1 night
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Museo della Memoria, explore the galleries of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and then examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Modica online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Modica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Termini Imerese.

Things to do in Modica

Museums

Side Trip

Termini Imerese

— 1 night
Termini Imerese is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo on the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy.HistoryAncient HistoryThe site of the town has been populated since prehistoric times, as many archaeologial excavations have shown through the years. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico, and then steep yourself in history at Scalinata di Via Roma.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Termini Imerese trip planner.

You can drive from Modica to Termini Imerese in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bagheria.

Things to do in Termini Imerese

Museums · Historic Sites

Bagheria

Bagheria is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy.EtymologyAccording to some sources, the name Bagheria originates from the Phoenician term Bayharia meaning "land that descends toward the sea." Other sources claim that it derives from the Arabic Bāb al-Gerib, or "windy gateway." However, the most plausible explanation is that it drives from Arabic بحرية '''', meaning 'of the sea, marine'.HistorySince its founding, the town has gone by the names of Bayharia, Baharia, and Baarìa. On the 2nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Villa Sant’Isidoro De Cordova and then shop like a local with Drago Artecontemporanea.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bagheria online visit planner.

Bagheria is just a short distance from Termini Imerese. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Isola Delle Femmine.

Things to do in Bagheria

Museums · Shopping

Isola Delle Femmine

— 1 night
Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, administratively part of the province of Palermo.Despite its name, which can be translated in English as "The Island of Women", the town is located in mainland Sicily; the "island" the name refers to lies off the coast near the town, and is currently uninhabited. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Catacomba paleocristiana di Villagrazia di Carini.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Isola Delle Femmine day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bagheria to Isola Delle Femmine takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Isola Delle Femmine

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trapani

— 1 night

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Nobiles Officinae and then take in the exciting artwork at Laboratorio Ceramiche d'Arte - Paola Luisa Amico.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Trapani tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Isola Delle Femmine to Trapani in an hour. May in Trapani sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Trappeto.

Things to do in Trapani

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Trappeto

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Maria Santissima Annunziata, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo I pupi di Partinico.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Trappeto trip website.

You can drive from Trapani to Trappeto in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Trappeto can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monreale.

Things to do in Trappeto

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Monreale

Monreale is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano di Monreale and then take in the exciting artwork at Via delle Absidi.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monreale trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Trappeto to Monreale takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Monreale

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas" and Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Church of San Cataldo. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, make a trip to Quattro Canti, and examine the collection at Museo Falcone - Borsellino.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip planning site.

Drive from Monreale to Palermo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.