8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Catania
— 1 night
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Modica
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Trapani
— 2 nights
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Catania — 1 night

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 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo di Acireale, then admire the landmark architecture of Diocesi Di Acireale, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, indulge your taste buds at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, then admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Biscari, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bellini.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Catania trip itinerary maker site.

Bucharest, Romania to Catania is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Catania is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Catania: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Modica.
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Modica — 2 nights

Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Iblei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Monastero del San salvatore, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Nicolaci, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Modica trip planner.

Drive from Catania to Modica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palermo.
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Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palazzina Cinese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Del Gesu, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Abatellis. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Cita, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Rosalia, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Pellegrino, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Modica to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Trapani.
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Trapani — 2 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
On the 29th (Thu), Head underground at Grotta Mangiapane, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally kick back and relax at Calette Santa Margherita. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice, and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trapani sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Trapani in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Trapani, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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