14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily tour planner

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Palermo
— 3 nights
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Monreale
— 1 day
Drive
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Cefalu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noto
— 1 day
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Catania
— 3 nights

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Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Palermo is known for historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

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If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi and Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monreale.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Monreale

— 1 day
Monreale is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini.

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You can drive from Palermo to Monreale in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Monreale

Historic Sites

Cefalu

— 3 nights
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 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chiostro della Cattedrale di Cefalu, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, admire the masterpieces at Museo Mandralisca, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu, then look for gifts at Enoteca le Petit Tonneau, and finally don't miss a visit to Lavatoio Medievale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cefalu Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Gibilmanna, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Ventimiglia, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Civico di Castelbuono.

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Traveling by car from Monreale to Cefalu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Taormina

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, walk around Villa Comunale, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with Escursioni in Barca con Daniele e Salvo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip planner.

Drive from Cefalu to Taormina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Taormina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, ponder the design of Fountain of Diana, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), then explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe.

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Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Noto

— 1 day
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Spiaggia Calamosche, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara.

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You can drive from Syracuse to Noto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Catania

— 3 nights

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.
Mt Etna has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get impressive views of Mt Etna, see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Etnaland.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Catania attractions planning tool.

Drive from Noto to Catania in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train.

Things to do in Catania

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
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.