Cheap 5-Day Sicily Road Trip from Catania to Syracuse, and Palermo

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 5-day road trip through Sicily! Travel to Catania, Syracuse, and Palermo with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Sicily for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Sicily travel package promises an exhilarating 5-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 2 nights in Catania, 1 night in Syracuse, and 1 night in Palermo. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Sicily and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Sicily at the lowest price!

On arrival in Catania, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Sicily. Sicily offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Sicily, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Throughout your road trip in Sicily, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Sicily.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 5-day vacation in Sicily. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 4 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Sicily with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Sicily travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Sicily and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Sicily's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Sicily offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Sicily with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Sicily fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Rental car, 5 days
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Photo of Port of Catania, Sicily. Mount Etna in the background.Catania / 2 nights
Syracuse - city in ItalySyracuse / 1 night
Palermo - city in ItalyPalermo / 1 night



Massimo Theater, I Circoscrizione, Palermo, Sicily, ItalyMassimo Theater
photo of view of Palermo, Italy at the Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Italy.Palermo Cathedral
photo of view of Stock Photo ID: 736487680  Central square Quattro Canti in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.Quattro Canti
Norman Palace, I Circoscrizione, Palermo, Sicily, ItalyNorman Palace
Neapolis Archaeological Park, Syracuse, Siracusa, Sicily, ItalyNeapolis Archaeological Park
photo of Giardino Bellini .Giardino Bellini
Panoramic view to ancient Doric Temple of Apollo in Ortigia island. Syracuse, Sicily, Italy.Temple of Apollo
Ursino castle in Catania, ItalyCastello Ursino
photo of view Beautiful view of a Music stage in the Foro Italico in Palermo, Italy.Foro Italico
Cathedral of the Nativity of Mary Most Holy (Duomo) in Syracuse, Sicily, ItalyCathedral of the Nativity of Holy Mary / Cathedral of Syracuse
Limeston cave called Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionigi) on Sicily, Italy.Ear of Dionysius
photo of Famous symbol of Catania - Elephant Fountain, island of Sicily, Italy .Elephant Fountain
Piazza Università, Centro storico, Catania, Sicily, ItalyPiazza Università
photo of view Cathedral (Catania) - exterior, Catania, Italy.Catania Cathedral
Siracusa, Ortigia Island from the air at sunset, Sicily, Italy. Isola di Ortigia, coast of Ortigia island at city of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Aerial view. June 2023Isola di Ortigia



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Day 1

Day 1 – Catania - arrival day

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Your exciting road trip through Italy starts when you reach the incredible city of Catania, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Catania and begin your adventure in Sicily.

Catania is a popular cheap holiday destination in Italy with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Italy, Catania is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Sicily by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Catania that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Discover the heart of Catania through its culinary scene, starting with Ristorante da Antonio. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try Il Gambero Pazzo, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Deliziosa, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Catania, Caffè Europa. Alternatively, visit Pasticceria Savia, a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. You can also drop by Insigne Cafè, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Sicily!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Catania, and Syracuse

  • Syracuse
  • Catania
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Drive 71 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Elephant Fountain
  • Catania Cathedral
  • Giardino Bellini
  • Piazza Università
  • Castello Ursino
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On day 2 of your cheap holiday travels in Sicily, you’ll tour 1: Catania. You'll stay in Syracuse for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Make Elephant Fountain one of your first sightseeing stops in Catania. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,587 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Catania Cathedral is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This cathedral is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,668 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Giardino Bellini. This urban park has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 16,413 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Piazza Università. A trip to this popular sightseeing destination is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 7,354 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Castello Ursino. This hohenstaufen castle in southern italy enjoys an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 10,039 local and international travelers.

While exploring Sicily is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Syracuse has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Syracuse on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Syracuse is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at A Putia, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Dock Café Restaurant, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Olivia Natural Bistrot | Pizzeria, Ristorante vegetariano - vegano, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Barcollo after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Bar Pasticceria Midolo for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, BOATS is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Sicily!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Syracuse, and Palermo

  • Palermo
  • Syracuse
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Drive 269 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Temple of Apollo
  • Isola di Ortigia
  • Cathedral of the Nativity of Holy Mary / Cathedral of Syracuse
  • Ear of Dionysius
  • Neapolis Archaeological Park
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On day 3 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Sicily, you’ll experience 1 charming destinations — Syracuse. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Palermo, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Temple of Apollo. This extraordinary ancient greek temple is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 16,056 visitors.

Next, make your way to Ortygia. This top attraction is an island with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,807 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Cathedral of Syracuse. This cathedral is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,153 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Ear of Dionysius. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,144 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Neapolis Archaeological Park. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 18,306 travelers.

Palermo offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Sicily. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Savor the culinary delights of Palermo, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Eremiti Restaurant, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Osteria Mercede offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Trattoria Del Massimo is the perfect spot for you!

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Malox Cult. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Ai Giudici offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Bar Italico, another top-rated bar in the area.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Sicily. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Sicily!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Palermo, and Catania

  • Catania
  • Palermo
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Drive 234 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Norman Palace
  • Quattro Canti
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Massimo Theater
  • Foro Italico
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Day 4 of your road trip across Sicily offers you the chance to visit 1 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Palermo. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Catania, where you'll stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Norman Palace. This much-appreciated museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 19,949 reviews.

Next up is Quattro Canti. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 21,970 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Palermo Cathedral. This cathedral has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 35,799 reviews.

Teatro Massimo is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 43,648 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Foro Italico. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 9,558 reviews.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Catania. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Catania, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Catania, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Start your foodie adventure at Lettera 82 Risto Pub, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to A Putia Dell'Ostello, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Carlito's, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Bohéme Mixology Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Circus Cocktail Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Caffè Opera is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Sicily! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Catania!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Catania - departure day

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Your budget road trip vacation in Sicily is about to end. Day 5 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Catania.

On your last day in Sicily, take time to indulge in shopping at Catania’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

Before you conclude your road trip in Sicily, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Catania.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Catania, consider a top-rated restaurant like DOC - DUOMO OF CATANIA, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Vuciata is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Canusciuti Sicilian Cafe, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of your fun memories in Catania.

You’ll then say farewell to Catania. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Sicily!

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