9 days in Taormina & Palermo Itinerary

9 days in Taormina & Palermo Itinerary

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9 days in Taormina & Palermo Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  18​h 30​min
1
Taormina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Palermo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pittsburgh

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lungomare Falcomata and Santuario della Madonna di Montalto. Gambino Vini and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Fischetti in Rovittello (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isola Bella, walk around Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taormina holiday site .

Pittsburgh, USA to Taormina is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Taormina, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, things will get a bit warmer in Taormina: highs are around 76°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Castillo de Castelmola, Fischetti, Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, Gambino Vini
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You've now added Mimmo's Private Sicily Tours to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Monreale. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Palace and Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte) and Duomo di Cefalu (in Cefalu). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo vacation builder site .

Getting from Taormina to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Cefalu
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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