10 days in Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Fly
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Messina
— 1 night
Drive
2
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Catania
— Few hours
Drive
4
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
5
Avola
— Few hours
Taxi
6
Noto
— 1 night
Drive
7
Caltanissetta
— 1 night
Drive
8
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
9
Cefalu
— 1 night
Drive
10
Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos

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Messina

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), admire the local landmark of Fontana di Gennaro, then get outside with Colli San Rizzo, and finally make a trip to Il Monastero di San Placido Calonero.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Messina trip itinerary planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Messina is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paphos to Messina, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paphos in April: highs in Messina hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Messina to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Catania online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Catania takes an hour. Traveling from Taormina in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Catania, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.
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Syracuse

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse route maker app.

Drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Avola.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Avola

Avola is a city and comune in the province of Syracuse, Sicily .HistoryThe foundation of the city in an area previously inhabited by the Sicani and invaded by the Sicels in the 13th-12th centuries BC, is perhaps connected to the city of Hybla Major. On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa madre and then look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Avola tour itinerary tool.

Avola is just a stone's throw from Syracuse. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Noto.

Things to do in Avola

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Noto

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noto trip builder tool.

Noto is just a short distance from Avola. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Caltanissetta.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Caltanissetta

Caltanissetta is a Commune in the Central Interior of Sicilia/Sicily, Italia/Italy, and the Capital of the Province of Caltanissetta. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Domenico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria La Nova - Cattedrale di Caltanissetta, stop by Teatro Regina Margherita, make a trip to Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Collegio, then don't miss a visit to Abazia di Santo Spirito, and finally view the masterpieces at Sala Espositiva delle Vare - Associazione Giovedi Santo.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Caltanissetta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Noto to Caltanissetta in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Caltanissetta

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Agrigento

Valley of the Temples

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 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agrigento sightseeing planner.

Getting from Caltanissetta to Agrigento by car takes about an hour. April in Agrigento sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

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Cefalu

Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cefalu trip website.

You can drive from Agrigento to Cefalu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palermo journey planning site.

Drive from Cefalu to Palermo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Palermo

Side Trip

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Sicily travel guide

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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.