10 days in Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Drive to Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Fly to Nashville


Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo sightseeing planning site.

Nashville, USA to Palermo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Lampedusa.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Lampedusa — 1 night

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 22nd (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Palermo to Lampedusa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Catania.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Syracuse (Ortigia Island Excursion, Ortigia, &more) and Taormina (Piazza IX Aprile, Villa Comunale, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Catania online day trip planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Catania in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agrigento.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Agrigento — 2 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 26th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness, take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, and finally delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Agrigento trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Catania to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Sicily travel guide

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.