11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

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11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Catania
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Palermo
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Zurich

5
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Syracuse (Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, Duomo di Siracusa, & more), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Apicoltura Cannizzaro (in Caltagirone). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Catania is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Apicoltura Cannizzaro, Villa Romana del Casale, Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Catania to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Agrigento sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Conte Federico.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip maker app .

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Museo dell'Acciuga, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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