9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily holiday planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Catania, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Noto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Catania
— 1 night
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visiting Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano and Spiaggia Isuledda will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Palazzo Conte Federico and Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci), Scuba & Snorkeling (in San Vito lo Capo) and Caccamo (Castello di Caccamo & La Bottega nella Roccia). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Cita, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Satiro Danzante.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palermo online tour planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Palermo is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Noto.

Things to do in Palermo

Side Trips

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Noto

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Explore hidden gems such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and Church of San Pietro. Get outdoors at Cavagrande del Cassibile and Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile. Change things up with these side-trips from Noto: Ragusa (Duomo San Giorgio & Saint Giorgio), A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu (in Scicli) and Modica (Cathedral of St. George & Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, browse the exhibits of Monastero del San salvatore, steep yourself in history at Tonnara di Marzamemi, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Noto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Noto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, then take a memorable tour with Trigone Diving School, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, and finally stroll around Giardino Bellini.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Catania online trip maker.

You can drive from Noto to Catania in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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.