5 days in Giardini Naxos & Catania Itinerary

5 days in Giardini Naxos & Catania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily Trip Planner

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Giardini Naxos
— 1 night
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Catania
— 3 nights

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Giardini Naxos

— 1 night
Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along Etna Donkey Trekking and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotte Beach Mongiove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn and have fun at BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos, then get a taste of local nightlife at Caffe del Corso Piedimonte, and then do a tasting at Azienda Vinicola Barone di Villagrande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Giardini Naxos sightseeing planner.

Catania to Giardini Naxos is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Giardini Naxos

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
For shopping fun, head to Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia or I Dolci Di Nonna Vincenza. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido dei Ciclopi and Faro Sant'Anna. When in Catania, make a side trip to see Ceramiche Artistiche Micale in Acireale, approximately Acireale away. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mt Etna, look for gifts at Porte di Catania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and learn about winemaking at Benanti Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Catania trip planner.

Getting from Giardini Naxos to Catania by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Catania, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips