15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palermo
— 4 nights
2
Agrigento
— 2 nights
3
Syracuse
— 3 nights
4
Taormina
— 3 nights

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Attractions like Cattedrale di Palermo and San Giuseppe dei Teatini make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at Museo dell'Acciuga and Santuario Santa Rosalia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), San Vito lo Capo (Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo & Santuario Di San Vito) and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo (in Trapani). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palermo online travel route planner.

Newark, USA to Palermo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Palermo is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Castello di Caccamo, Teatro Greco di Segesta, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Kasbah Mazara del Vallo
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Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Museo dell'Acciuga
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini

2
nights
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli, examine the collection at Museo della Zolfara, then explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Chiaramonte, then get to know the fascinating history of Viale della Vittoria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Calogero, see the interesting displays at Fabbriche Chiaramontane, admire the striking features of Monastero Santo Spirito, then admire the masterpieces at Mudia_Museo Diocesan Agrigento, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Pirandello.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Museo della Zolfara, Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli, Castello dei Chiaramonte
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Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli ©
Castello dei Chiaramonte ©
Castello dei Chiaramonte
Museo della Zolfara ©
Museo della Zolfara

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe and Sampieri. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo and Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Tonnara di Marzamemi (in Marzamemi), Church of San Pietro (in Modica) and Piazza della Rimembranze (in Pozzallo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sampieri, Tonnara di Marzamemi, Church of San Pietro, Piazza della Rimembranze, Corso Vittorio Emanuele III
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Church of San Pietro
Church of San Pietro
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo ©
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo
Sampieri ©
Sampieri

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Taormina and Santa Caterina Church. Bring the kids along to Piscina di Venere and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Capo Calava (in Gioiosa Marea) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita, pause for some photo ops at Quattro Fontane di Taormina, stroll around Villa Comunale, and take advantage of the amenities at Lido Playa Sole Luna.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taormina online route planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Capo Calava, Castillo de Castelmola, Piscina di Venere, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola

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