21 days in Sicily & Province of Syracuse Itinerary

21 days in Sicily & Province of Syracuse Itinerary

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21 days in Sicily & Province of Syracuse Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Catania
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Trapani
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Palermo
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

5
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina), Taormina (Corso Umberto, Isola Bella, & more) and Chiesa Madre Santa Maria La Cava e Sant'Alfio (in Lentini). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, hike along Etna Donkey Trekking, take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Catania attractions site .

Montreal, Canada to Catania is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Messina, Villa Romana del Casale, Etna Donkey Trekking, Basilica di San Sebastiano
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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale

4
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.
Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa), Centro Storico (in Noto) and Buscemi Paese Museo (in Buscemi). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ortigia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse travel app .

You can drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Scicli, Cathedral of St. George, Ibla Souvenir Avola, Ragusa Ibla, Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Oliva, then examine the collection at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Etnoantropologico.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento day trip website .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trapani.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Oliva, Chiesa di San Francesco, Museo Etnoantropologico, Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa

2
nights
Trapani

Trapani ©
Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele di Trapani.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Trapani online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Trapani takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Trapani, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Trapani

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata ©
Santuario Maria SS. Annunziata

6
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Trapani to Palermo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Cefalu, Museo dell'Acciuga, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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