11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Messina
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

2
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner .

Cleveland, USA to Palermo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cleveland to Palermo. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Statua di Icaro caduto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Nicola.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agrigento trip site .

Take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Agrigento sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina, Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Syracuse Cathedral, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Noto
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral

1
night
Taormina

Taormina ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Corso Umberto.

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Drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Taormina are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Messina.
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Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

1
night
Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, then don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, and finally make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico). Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscina di Venere, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Milazzo, then examine the collection at Antiquarium D. Ryolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Messina trip planner .

You can take a train from Taormina to Messina in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April in Messina, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Milazzo, Reggio Calabria, Chianalea di Scilla, Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari
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Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

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