Itineraries in Sicily
Whether you can come to Sicily for several weeks or just a few days there is still plenty you can see and do. Here are a couple of options to consider for those with varying amounts of time.
One Week Itinerary
Start out in Palermo to get your bearings taking in the major churches and markets. One possible aside from here would be to the beautiful mosaics of Monreale. Then journey down to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento to marvel at the ancient wonders and skip to the beach too if there's time. Then head directly across country to Catania on the eastern coast where you can also visit the Medieval town of Taormina and spend some time on the slopes of Mount Etna. The scope for activities in this region is immense from active ventures onto the volcano to days wallowing by the beach.
Arrival: Palermo - Departure: Catania
Two Weeks Itinerary
With a little more time up your sleeve you could still undertake the journey above but extend it by visiting other ruins in the north western corner such as to Selinunte or Segesta before moving on. You could also wander over towards Trapani in the west and enjoy the beach of San Vito Lo Capo beaches, a medieval hill town like Erice, stock up on some wine in Marsala or even day trip across to Ustica from Palermo for day of snorkelling, scuba diving or fine seafood eating. From Catania you could also extend your travel down the coast towards Syracuse and Ragusa taking in some of the Baroque wonders of the island.
Arrival: Palermo or Trapani - Departure: Comiso
UNESCO World Heritage Sicily Tour - 1 Week
This round trip includes the most important Baroque towns Modica, Ragusa and Noto, the world's largest Roman floor mosaics in Piazza Armerina, a stop in Caltagirone, the "Capital of the Ceramics", a stroll through the famous Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, splendid Syracuse with its archaeological sites, lovely museums and the charming historical centre Ortygia, and time to explore the ancient cave tombs and churches of Pantàlica, You could easily extend this tour adding some days at the beach, in Catania, and/or in the area of Taormina. In this case a must is a tour on Mount Etna!
For a detailed description read our Travel Article with many tips where to overnight, to eat and have fun.
Arrival and Departure: Catania