12 days in Islands of Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Islands of Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Islands of Sicily journey planner

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Route & dates

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Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
2
Lipari
— 3 nights
3
Pantelleria
— 2 nights
4
Ustica
— 1 night

3
nights
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Step out of Isola di Favignana to go to Levanzo and see Grotta del Genovese, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grotte bue marino, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santa Caterina, and get outside with Cala Azzurra.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana trip website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Isola di Favignana is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Isola di Favignana is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Grotta del Genovese
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino
Lido Burrone ©
Lido Burrone

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nights
Lipari

Lipari ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Isola Vulcano (Centro Operativo INGV "Marcello Carapezza" - Vulcano, Scalata al Cratere, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio, don't miss a visit to EX Cave Pomice, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and train from Isola di Favignana to Lipari takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Lipari. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Pantelleria.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isola Vulcano, Cala Junco
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Scalata al Cratere ©
Scalata al Cratere
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani

2
nights
Pantelleria

Pantelleria ©
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra, is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100km southwest of Sicily and 60km east of the Tunisian coast. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bagno Asciutto, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Balata dei Turchi, and then learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Minardi. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Laghetto delle Ondine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Venere.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pantelleria online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lipari to Pantelleria in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ustica.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lago di Venere ©
Lago di Venere
Laghetto delle Ondine ©
Laghetto delle Ondine
Balata dei Turchi ©
Balata dei Turchi

1
night
Ustica

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rocca della Falconiera, gain insight at Progetto S.E.P.I.A., thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico di Ustica.

Before you visit Ustica, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Pantelleria to Ustica in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ustica

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo Archeologico di Ustica ©
Museo Archeologico di Ustica