15 days in Sicily & Malta Itinerary

15 days in Sicily & Malta Itinerary

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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 8 nights
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Palermo, Italy — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Dojo & SPA (in Capaci) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Palermo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Palermo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Catania.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas
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Catania, Italy — 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini), Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa, Ortigia, &more) and Ancient Theatre of Taormina (in Taormina). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Catania trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 8 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mellieha Air Raid Shelter (in Mellieha), Ggantija Megalithic Temples (in Ggantija) and Ta' Pinu National Shrine (in Gharb). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Hastings Gardens, learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Valletta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Valletta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.
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Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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