13 days in Sicily & Tropea Itinerary

13 days in Sicily & Tropea Itinerary

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13 days in Sicily & Tropea Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Palermo
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Catania
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h
3
Tropea
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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Palermo

Palermo
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Palermo online travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Palermo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Palermo is 6 hours. You'll set off for Catania on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Palermo

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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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.
Kids will enjoy Isola Bella and Etna Donkey Trekking. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Palazzo Vermexio, Ortigia, &more) and Taormina (Chiesa del Varo, Villa Comunale, &more). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, and take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taormina, Syracuse, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina

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nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Bring the kids along to Tropea Beach and Artistic Creations The Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tropea: Museo Meridionale Della Lambretta (in Sellia Marina), Reggio Calabria (Monumento Dea Athena, Lungomare Falcomata, &more) and Le Castella (Spiaggia Le Castella & Castello Aragonese di Le Castella). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, look for gifts at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, and stroll through Spiaggia di Riaci.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tropea journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Catania to Tropea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Tropea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Le Castella, Capo Vaticano, Piedigrotta Church, Chianalea di Scilla
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse

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Palermo

Palermo ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Mondello. Change things up with a short trip to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo (about 1h 30 min away). See some other sides of Palermo: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Di Capo Gallo, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and contemplate the long history of Norman Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Palermo vacation app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

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