9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Agrigento
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Piazza Armerina
— 3 nights
Fly

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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some historical perspective at Cattedrale di Palermo and Norman Palace. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Monreale and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and take a stroll through La Kalsa.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner.

Naples to Palermo is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Agrigento

— 3 nights

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 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, then stroll through Playa Lido Rossello, and then delve into the distant past at Eraclea Minoa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agrigento trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Piazza Armerina

— 3 nights
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Romana del Casale. Visit Piazza Armerina and Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa San Pietro and Museo Della Civilta Mineraria. Explore Piazza Armerina's surroundings by going to Valle DELL'ACATE (in Acate), Saint Maria of Monte (in Caltagirone) and Paul-Bricius & Company (in Vittoria). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Civilta Contadina, browse the collection at Biblioteca Comunale “Alceste e Remigio Roccella”, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Trigona della Floresta.

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

You can drive from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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.