13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Noto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 3 nights
Bus to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Milazzo, Train to Catania, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
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Noto

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Escape the urban bustle at Cavagrande del Cassibile and Spiaggia di Eloro. Explore hidden gems such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and Chiesa Santa Chiara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noto: Modica (Church of San Pietro & Cathedral of St. George), Tonnara di Marzamemi (in Marzamemi) and Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe (in Syracuse). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, and stroll through Spiaggia di Gallina.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noto online journey planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Noto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Noto due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina

— 3 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello. Get outdoors at Isola Bella and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa), Piscina di Venere (in Milazzo) and Planetario di Castroreale (in Castroreale). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, and stroll around Villa Comunale.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina trip website.

Traveling by car from Noto to Taormina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lipari

— 3 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 in touch with nature at Coral Beach and Vulcano. Popular historic sites such as Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani and Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo are in your itinerary. Step out of Lipari to go to Isola Vulcano and see Spiaggia Nera, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, kick back and relax at Mister Baffo Beach, head outdoors with Havana Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Cala Junco.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Lipari trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Taormina to Lipari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Lipari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Lipari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cala Croce Beach and Photography Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia dei Conigli and Sciatu Persu. There's much more to do: make a trip to Faro di Capo Grecale, head outdoors with Mare Morto, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tabaccara.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and flight from Lipari to Lampedusa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.