14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

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14 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Catania
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia dei Conigli and La Tabaccara. Escape the urban bustle at Cala Croce Beach and Photography Tours. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu and make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lampedusa online trip itinerary maker .

Washington DC, USA to Lampedusa is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Lampedusa to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu

6
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Piscina di Venere and Sampieri. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavagrande del Cassibile and Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Syracuse), Duomo di Messina (in Messina) and Noto (Palazzo Nicolaci & Via Corrado Nicolaci). The adventure continues: hike along Etna Donkey Trekking, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and do a tasting at Gambino Vini.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Catania trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lampedusa in May since evenings lows in Catania dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Avola, Noto, Linguaglossa, Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo ©
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
San Vito lo Capo

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Santuario Di San Vito. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Vito lo Capo: IL Duomo (in Erice) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (in Custonaci). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, make a trip to Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci, and look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo holiday planner.

You can drive from Catania to San Vito lo Capo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Catania in May, San Vito lo Capo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Custonaci, IL Duomo, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito

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