Explore Sicily with Our 5-Day Itinerary.

Explore the Best of Sicily in 5-day Tour: Unforgettable Sights, Sounds and Flavors!

Wake up; Enjoy Sea, Sand & stay in Sicily for 5 days.

Welcome to the beautiful and enchanting island of Sicily, where every corner oozes with history, culture, and natural beauty. From quaint coastal towns to charming hilltop villages, Sicily offers an experience like no other. With so many stunning destinations to explore, we have crafted the perfect 5-day itinerary for you. Embark on a journey that will take you through colorful markets, ancient temples, and crystal clear waters. Discover the flavors of the local cuisine, indulge in the beauty of the architecture, and soak in the warmth of the Sicilian sun. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, Sicily has something for everyone. Our itinerary encompasses the best spots on the island, promising an unforgettable Sicilian experience. So pack your bags, and go on this journey to discover the heart of Sicily. This bussy trip can be done both ways, from Catania and from Palermo.

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This is a busy trip designed to explore the highlights of Sicily. You can choose to use the trip as it is, starting in Catania and ending in Palermo, or turn it around and go the opposite way, maybe depending on your flights. Either way, if you decide to do the full trip, it will be a busy itinerary. If you have any special needs or desires, you can make it easier by skipping parts of the day, in case you don’t have enough time to do the full five-day itinerary at such a speed. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy yourselves. This tour can be combined with other itineraries in Sicily.

Start in Catania, tour the historic city center and visit the Piazza del Duomo, the Castello Ursino and the Benedictine Monastery in Piazza Dante. Drive to Taormina and check-in at this historical Hotel. It is renewed over the last years and still kept its historical charm. Visit the Ancient Theatre and enjoy panoramic views of the Ionian Sea.

Drive to Syracuse and explore the ancient Greek and Roman ruins, including the Theater, Roman Amphitheater, Catacombs of San Giovanni and the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. Check-in at a budget hotel Casa Mia, and end the day with a dinner of traditional Sicilian cuisine.

Head to Agrigento and tour the Valley of Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check-in at the Hotel Puntamajata and relax on nearby sandy beaches.

Continue west to visit the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina and the world-famous mosaics. Drive to Palermo and check-in at the centrally located Hotel Joli, where you can tour the cathedrals, La Martorana and the historic city center.

End the trip with a drive to the breathtaking beach of Mondello, before heading to the airport to depart from Palermo. This itinerary covers the major sites of Sicily, from its ancient civilizations to its stunning beaches and offers affordable hotel options.

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Explore Sicily in 5 Days

First day: Catania Airport : Fontanarossa

You need a car, and we suggest this option.

If you want to follow this 5-day plan, you should rent a car. It’s better to rent the car now to get a good deal. We have a good rental option for you below. You could use a bike to do the tour, but it will probably take longer than 5 days for most people.

Don't forget to check the rental car before you leave the rental place!

Book a table for dinner that night in Torre del Benaco while you're in Verona.

We suggest you book table at a restaurant before levaing Verona.

To make sure you have a table and food in the evening, you should book a restaurant before leaving Verona. We have a list of recommended restaurants in Torre del Benaco. We suggest assigning one person to book a restaurant each day. If you are not too big group, you can do the order when you arrive.  Also, remember to wear something nice for these events.

The first leg is by train: Verona - Peschiera del Garda.

This (button above) is where you find your train ticet both ways. Speak to the train conductor before you bring bike on train.

Use the train to get from Verona to Pescheira del Garda. This way you save power and get a enjoyable train ride.  It is aprox. 15 minutes train travel. You should be there between 12 and 13.

Get off at Pescheira del Garda, follow the map to Torri del Benaco

Follow this map towards Torri del Benaco. The bike should take you about 1,5 hour (zoom in)

When you arrive at Torri del Benaco, find the hotel you booked.

Here is the reccomended hotel for this tour.

To have a place to stay during your trip, book a hotel in advance. You can do it now, as you read the travel itinerary or when you decide to go on the “Lake Garda Getaway”. You can choose from several good hotels, but we recommend a particularly nice one for this stop. Book your stay on the scheduled date.

NB! Book stay NOW!

This hotel is great! It has lots of fun things to do like a spa, swimming pool, and other activities. We highly recommend it.

When checked in take a look around, and relax.

This hotel has everything you need after a long day. However, you can choose a different hotel if you prefer. We believe you deserve a modern and nice hotel with a pool and spa after working hard today. If you want to explore, there is an olive oil farm nearby. Click here for more information. There is plenty of time to investegate things in the town or in the hotel it is up to you and your travelpartners for the rest of that day.

After you relax, we recommend taking a taxi to town for dinner, and taxi back.

Day two: another great day by Lake Garda ahead.

This hotel has a great breakfast. Bring a packed lunch for later. We’ll bike for 2.5 to 3 hours, with an optional stretch.  You are supposed to reach Riva Del Garda in the evening. You will also do some things on the way, that take some time, so we wont reach there before the evenig. Leave the hotel about 10 – 10.30

The person respondsable for booking a dinner table should do it before you leave the hotel. Riva Del Garda has some Michelin restaurants, Theese must be order well in advance if you want to experience them. There are many nice places to eat in Riva del Garda, take a look here

You also need to eat some lunch along the road, but we leave this to you to find on the go.

Option: go to Creo to see the petroglyphs

The Petroglypfs in Creo is along todays biking journy. The 8000 years old petroglyphs, this can be seen in the Creo Area.

This will cause some uphill biking and a beautiful view. On the other hand, some of the petroglyphs are normally put in the castle of Scaligero that you will be able to go to later.

If you do it or not depend on the wishes in your group. If you decide to do this, there will be a little less time to do the cable car experience.

Ride the bike to Malcesine!

Amazing cable car experience.

Take a breathtaking ride on the Mount Baldo cable car and experience the thrill of soaring high above the picturesque Italian countryside. As you ascend, an explosion of colors unfolds before your eyes, from the deep blue hues of Lake Garda to the lush green vegetation dotting the mountainsides. The cable car offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s splendor, as the gentle breeze brushes past you and the sun warmly kisses your skin.

As you approach the summit, your heart races with anticipation. You step off the cable car and are immediately captivated by the panoramic views extending as far as the eye can see. The beauty and majesty of the mountains humbles you and fills you with a sense of awe.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a thrill-seeker, or simply seeking a moment of peace and reflection, the Mount Baldo cable car experience promises to be an unforgettable adventure that stirs the soul.

Purchase the ticket here or manually when you are there. IMPORTANT: You need to be there on time, minimum 15 minutes before the scheduled time. They may not let you in if you are too late. Park the bike somewere safe before going up.

Head for Riva del Garda

On the top of Mount Baldo, there are places to eat and hiking trails that you can enjoy. Once you have taken enough Instagram-friendly pictures and selfies, go back to Malcesine and continue towards Riva del Garda. Make sure to leave by 5:00 PM (17:00) at the latest. If you decide to see the petroglyphs, the accessible castle you need to visit is here. However, you should be back from the mountain preferably much earlier since the castle closes at 18:30 from May 1st to October 1st. It is closed in wintertime. You can purchase tickets at the entrance.

Riva del Garda, your next stop on this exciting trip!

 We hope you're enjoying the journey so far. We wanted to let you know that the hotel we've picked for you is truly grate.

You’ll be pleased to hear that the hotel has a luxurious spa that’s perfect for pampering, with a range of treatments available to help you de-stress and rejuvenate. The rooms have stunning views that are sure to take your breath away. The hotel also provides safe and secure parking for your bike, so you don’t have to worry about it being left outside.

Restaurants nearby that serves delicious food, ensuring that you don’t have to go far for a bite to eat. We’re confident that you’ll have another amazing hotel experience here in Riva del Garda. To get more information and see pictures of the hotel, (press the button below to disclose).

Day 3: Limone & Lakeside Adventures

Arco Castle is a ruin that is 1000 years.

This castle have only one wall intact, the tower contain basically one  room. In 1986 somone removed stones from that room and found wonderful frescos from 1200 century. The paintings ilustrate prominent people who play boradgames and figth in a war. 

At the 1100 – 1300 century the Milanian won over the Venezian in a historical battle about Lomabardy in 1439.

After visiting the Arco Castle head south to Limone

Limone is a true gem waiting to be discovered. With its charming streets, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty, Limone is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an authentic Italian experience. And if you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious lunch in Limone, look no further than Gemma!

With its cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and mouthwatering menu of classic Italian cuisine, Gemma is sure to delight. Indulge in freshly made pasta dishes, flavorful seafood entrees, and delectable desserts that will leave your taste buds singing. And of course, no Italian meal would be complete without a glass of wine or refreshing Limoncello.

Explore all that Limone has to offer, and make sure to stop by Gemma for a truly unforgettable lunch experience.

Cycle to Gardone Riviera .

NB BOOK IN ADVANCE: The hotel we have chosen for you has a fantastic pier by the lake where you can sit and enjoy with your travel partners. This hotel was Mussolini’s last hiding place in the weeks before he was caught. He stayed there with his lover until the game was over for him. Now it’s your turn to enjoy the excitement of this cozy hotel. There are five rooms, including a suite, so you need to book in advance. Additionally, this hotel has a restaurant that is known for its minimalistic good food.

Today is not easy to predict because we don’t know when you will be in Gardone. We also don’t know how long you have decided to stay in Limone and Arco Castle. However, we have made a little list of what you should consider seeing in Gardone Riviera before moving on the next day.

Here is a list of things to do #Mustsee, in Gardone Riviera. (Click to view locations.)

Day 4: Isola del Garda, and Densenzano

Here is some information about Isola del Garda

Isola del Garda is so beautiful that it attracted medieval saints; Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padova and Bernadiono of Siena to the monastery that was once there once. The monastery was destroyed by Napoleon but was replaced by a villa with lush gardens that abound. Here you can get a tour today.

“The Isola del Garda tour is something you can’t miss. We suggest booking the 4 hour boat trip for the 4th day of the Lake Garda Getaway tour. Whether you go for the private guided tour or the common boat tour, simply purchase the one you find most appealing and book it now.”

Isola del Garda

After the boat excursion to Isola del Garda bike to Densenzano.

Most important in Densenzano del Garda

This is one of the most important Late Imperial residence from the Roman era that is still left in the north of Italy. The mosaics and art date back to the fourth century, and the building was built in the first century AD. It is definitely worth a visit.

Ride your bike to Sirmione, you athletic person!

Your hotel in Sirmione

Experience the best of Sirmione by staying in these recommended hotels! With their strategic location, you’ll never miss out on the exciting activities and attractions that this charming town has to offer. Relax after a long day of exploring in the comfortable and well-appointed rooms, guaranteed to give you a restful slumber. But wait, there’s more! You’ll be thrilled with their excellent amenities and world-class service that will surely exceed your expectations. So whether you are on a tight budget or willing to splurge a little, you can choose from these two hotels without compromising comfort and convenience.  Book now !

Things to do in Sirmione.

In Sirmione, there are quite a lot of things to do. On this 5 day travel plan, we focus on relaxation, wellness, and fun experiences. After checking into the hotel of your choice, we recommend you enjoy the rest of the day and soak up as much as possible of the fantastic atmosphere. Here are the things we highly recommend and a place we recommend eating. The Boat tour is testet, read more about it in the review.

The last day: Do all the stuff you want before returning to Verona.

Today is the last day of the “Travelplan 5 days: Lake Garda Getaway.” Your main job is to return the bikes to Pescheira Del Garda and take the train back to Verona as agreed when you rented them. There isn’t much advice for Verona in this itinerary, so if there are summer concerts in the city, we suggest booking a hotel and buying tickets for the concert.

If the timing is right we really reccomend that!!

Summarizeing the Lake Garda Getaway travel plan

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