10 days in Aeolian Islands Itinerary

10 days in Aeolian Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Lamezia Terme, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Isola Vulcano
Isola Vulcano
— 2 nights
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
Ferry to Milazzo, Ferry to Villa S.Giovanni, Fly to Milan


Isola Vulcano

— 2 nights
Isola Vulcano is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scalata al Cratere, see the interesting displays at Centro Operativo INGV "Marcello Carapezza" - Vulcano, don't miss a visit to Capo Grillo, and take in the natural beauty of Terme di Vulcano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Isola Vulcano tour planning tool.

Milan to Isola Vulcano is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Milan in July, Isola Vulcano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Lipari.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature


— 5 nights
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Get out of town with these interesting Lipari side-trips: Spiaggia dello Scario (in Malfa) and Carlo Hauner Azienda Agricola (in Santa Marina Salina). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the vivid underwater world at Cala Junco, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lipari trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isola Vulcano to Lipari takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Stromboli.

Things to do in Lipari

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Centro Visitatori INGV and then get outside with Strombolicchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get impressive views of Stromboli and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vincenzo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stromboli trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Lipari to Stromboli takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Stromboli are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stromboli

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Aeolian Islands travel guide

Outdoor Activities · Beaches · Volcanos
Named for the Greek god of wind by early settlers, the Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago of unspoiled natural wonders and historical charm. Stromboli, made famous by the Ingrid Bergman film of the same name, is a popular among nature enthusiasts who come to hike the island's volcano. The twin-peaked island of Salina offers a busy port full of trendy boutiques and small eateries. Explore the popular vacation locale of Panarea, with its alluring beaches and high-end shopping and fine dining. You can escape to the less-populated Alicudi, where donkeys are the only mode of transportation, to enjoy a tranquil island atmosphere.