15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Rome, Fly to Catania
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Modica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mazara del Vallo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. Visit Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova and Castillo de Castelmola for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa) and Duomo di Messina (in Messina). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip planner.

Perugia to Taormina is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Perugia in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Taormina, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monastero del San salvatore, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Tonnara di Marzamemi. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Modica.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Modica

— 2 nights
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo San Giorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then delve into the distant past at La Fornace Penna, then see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, and finally look for gifts at Ara' espressione di idee.

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Getting from Syracuse to Modica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Modica, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mazara del Vallo.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mazara del Vallo

— 2 nights
Mazara del Vallo is a town and comune in southwestern Sicily, Italy, which lies mainly on the left bank at the mouth of the Mazaro river, administratively part of the province of Trapani.It is an agricultural and fishing centre and its port gives shelter to the largest fishing fleet in Italy.HistoryAncient townMazara was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC, with the name of Mazar (the Rock). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolo Regale, make a trip to Teatro Garibaldi, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Satiro Danzante, and finally contemplate the long history of Kasbah Mazara del Vallo. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Cretto di Burri, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mazara del Vallo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Modica to Mazara del Vallo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Modica in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mazara del Vallo, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Mazara del Vallo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Palermo

— 6 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Santuario Santa Rosalia and Museo Civico di Castelbuono will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palazzo Conte Federico and San Giuseppe dei Teatini. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Spiaggia Isuledda (in Macari), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Caccamo (La Bottega nella Roccia & Castello di Caccamo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ventimiglia, admire the striking features of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mazara del Vallo to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.