9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Taormina
— 3 nights
3
Palermo
— 3 nights

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Ragusa Ibla, Maniace Castle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Latomie dei Cappuccini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Maniace Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally admire the local landmark of Fonte Aretusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, then get great views at Belvedere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip planning app.

London, UK to Syracuse is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Syracuse. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Modica, Ragusa Ibla
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt Etna as well as Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Duomo di Taormina and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, stroll around Villa Comunale, head off the coast to Isola Bella, and don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

To plan Taormina vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Taormina, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Palermo on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt Etna
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Il Castello della Zisa, Norman Palace and Teatro Massimo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di Palermo and Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teatro Greco di Segesta and Catacombe dei Cappuccini. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo route planner.

Getting from Taormina to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Teatro Greco di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita

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