12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Bus to Larnaca, Fly to Palermo
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Train
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Cefalu
— Few hours
Drive
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Palermo
— 1 night
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
— 1 night
Unknown
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Panarea
— Few hours
Unknown
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Bus
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus
8
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
9
Noto
— Few hours
Unknown
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Avola
— Few hours
Drive
11
Catania
— 1 night
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Teatro Politeama Garibaldi, Il Castello della Zisa, La Kalsa, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through La Kalsa, see a show at Teatro Politeama Garibaldi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palermo journey planning tool.

Paphos, Cyprus to Palermo is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paphos to Palermo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento.

Plan trip to Cefalu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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Palermo

Your day by day itinerary now includes La Cala, Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti and Teatro Massimo. On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Quattro Canti, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti, then take in the waterfront at La Cala, then catch a live performance at Teatro Massimo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Palermo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lipari.

Things to do in Palermo

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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Lipari

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lipari online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Palermo to Lipari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Panarea.

Things to do in Lipari

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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Panarea

You've now added Cala Junco to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Cala Junco.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Panarea trip builder website.

Getting from Lipari to Panarea by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: travel. In April, daytime highs in Panarea are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Panarea

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

2
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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 10th (Fri): stroll around Villa Comunale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina trip itinerary planning website.

You can travel from Panarea to Taormina in 5 hours. April in Taormina sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip builder tool.

Take a bus from Taormina to Agrigento in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

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night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), La Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Siracusa, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of La Piazza Duomo, head off the coast to Ortigia, then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online tour builder.

You can drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

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Noto

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noto day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Noto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Avola.

Things to do in Noto

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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Pantanello.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Avola online tour itinerary planner.

Avola is just a short distance from Noto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Avola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Catania online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Avola to Catania in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

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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.