The Ultimate Family Trip to Sicily | 10-Day Itinerary
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a captivating family destination in Italy brimming with history, culture, natural beauty, and culinary delights. From ancient ruins and Baroque architecture to stunning beaches and volcanic landscapes, Sicily offers an abundance of experiences for travelers of all ages and interests. Here’s our recommended 10-day itinerary for the ultimate family trip to Sicily incorporating some of the best destinations and activities the island has to offer. This itinerary provides a starting point for your family trip to Sicily, ask your personal Travel Advisor to adjust it based on your interests and preferences.
- Families with Kids
The Ultimate Family Trip to Sicily | 10-Day Itinerary
Begin your family trip to Sicily with a private arrival transfer. After checking into your centrally located hotel, you will have ample time to unpack, relax and freshen up prior to jump starting your visit with a leisurely guided private stroll through the historic center of this lively metropolis.
Today venture to Monreale, a hilltop town on the outskirts of Palermo known for its breathtaking Duomo featuring stunning mosaics and intricate architecture and explore Palermo bustling markets. During private touring, travel by private car to Monreale to visit the magnificent Norman Cathedral and adjoining Benedictine Abbey. Then, explore Sicilian cuisine at the best local food markets and specialty food shops. Balance of the day at your leisure.
Embark on a private day trip to Segesta, a fascinating archaeological site with well-preserved temples and a theater nestled in the rolling hills. Continue to Erice, a charming medieval town perched atop Mount Erice, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Proceed to Agrigento for overnight.
Immerse yourself in ancient Greek history at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the impressive temples and ruins, remnants of the ancient Greek city of Akragas on a private guided walking tour of this amazing archaeological site. Balance of the day at your leisure.
In the morning travel with your private driver to Syracuse, located on the southeastern tip of the island. After time to settle into your hotel located right in the heart of the enchanting island of Ortigia, delve into the rich history of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your private guide will bring ancient Syracuse to life as you stroll through the tiny island of Ortigia, with its narrow streets, charming cafes, and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Balance of the day at your leisure.
Enjoy a private guided morning tour of the ancient city center, including the Greek Theater, the Roman amphitheater, and the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius in the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. Later in the afternoon depart by private car for Marzamemi one of Sicily's prettiest seaside villages. Stroll around the historic hamlet, stop for an aperitif and try its delightful local fishing products before returning to the hotel.
In the morning depart by private car with your driver for the eastern coast of Sicily. Journey onward to Taormina, a resort town perched high on the cliffs of Mount Tauro and renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty, history, and friendly atmosphere. After check-in to your luxury hotel take a private guided walking tour of this charming seaside resort’s highlights including the stunning Greek theater overlooking the shimmering blue Ionian Sea. Spend the balance of your day leisurely shopping and exploring the many tiny boutiques along the trendy Corso Umberto.
Ascend Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, and witness its awe-inspiring power on a private excursion. Explore the volcanic craters and lava flows and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Continue to a selected local winery to sample the tasty wines that are produced on the fertile slopes of Etna before returning to the hotel.
The day is yours to enjoy your beautiful surroundings. Bask in the sun at the pool or take time for some last-minute shopping or for those forgotten postcards, that special gift for a loved one.
Today transfer by private car to Catania Vincenzo Bellini Airport to board your return flight back home or extend your stay in Italy.
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When it comes to accommodations, there is no one size fits all. For your bespoke family trip to Sicily, you can choose your hotel from our handpicked selection below or we’ll make personalized suggestions based on your preferences. 4-Star Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa | 8-minute walk from the Baroque square of Quattro Canti | Panoramic roof garden where breakfast is served during summer 5-Star Villa Athena Resort | Located within Agrigento's Valley of the Temples | Wellness center and outdoor pool 4-Star Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel | 5 minutes' walk from Siracusa Cathedral | Free rental bikes 5-Star The Ashbee Hotel | 2 minutes' walk from the Greek Amphitheater | Large gardens and an outdoor swimming pool
Vetted options for family friendly hotels in Palermo (nights 1-2)
5-Star Grand Hotel Wagner | 3-minute walk from Palermo’s Massimo Theater | Recently renovated.
Vetted options for family friendly hotels in Agrigento (nights 3-4)
5-Star Adler Spa Resort | Open 2022 | Pool, spa and beach | Travel Sustainable Level 3+
Vetted options for family friendly hotels in Syracuse Ortygia Island (nights 5-6)
5-Star Ortea Palace Hotel, Sicily, Autograph Collection | 10 minutes' walk from Siracusa Cathedral | Spa and indoor pool
Vetted options for family friendly hotels in Taormina (nights 7-9)
5-Star Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo | Opposite the Greek Theater with panoramic views of Mount Etna and the Sicilian Coast | Outdoor pool and spa.
When it comes to accommodations, there is no one size fits all. For your bespoke family trip to Sicily, you can choose your hotel from our handpicked selection below or we’ll make personalized suggestions based on your preferences.
4-Star Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa | 8-minute walk from the Baroque square of Quattro Canti | Panoramic roof garden where breakfast is served during summer
5-Star Villa Athena Resort | Located within Agrigento's Valley of the Temples | Wellness center and outdoor pool
4-Star Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel | 5 minutes' walk from Siracusa Cathedral | Free rental bikes
5-Star The Ashbee Hotel | 2 minutes' walk from the Greek Amphitheater | Large gardens and an outdoor swimming pool
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