15 days in Sicily & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Sicily & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Sicily & Paris Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
+2
Fly + foot + train:  15​h
1
Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

1
night
Taormina, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taormina sightseeing app

Boston, USA to Taormina is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Taormina is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in September, expect Taormina to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Castillo de Castelmola, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Scuba & Snorkeling
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina

3
nights
Syracuse, Italy

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agua Beach Resort.

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Drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Taormina in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Syracuse, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Noto
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Agua Beach Resort ©
Agua Beach Resort

1
night
Agrigento, Italy

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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio della Concordia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mollarella. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento online trip itinerary maker

You can drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Spiaggia Mollarella, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
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Spiaggia Mollarella ©
Spiaggia Mollarella

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palermo trip planner

Drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Italy

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro.

To find photos and tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo trip planner

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at La Hotte du Diable and Île de la Cité. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Paris, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Paris by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, Paris is little chillier than San Vito lo Capo - with highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, La Hotte du Diable
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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