14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

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14 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h
1
Palermo
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Taormina
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grotta Mangiapane and Santuario Santa Rosalia. Visiting Gole di Tiberio and Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano will get you outdoors. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Santuario Di San Vito (in San Vito lo Capo), Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and IL Duomo (in Erice). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kasbah Mazara del Vallo, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ventimiglia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Palermo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mazara del Vallo, Custonaci, Piazza del Duomo, Teatro Greco di Segesta, Gole di Tiberio
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Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Grotta Mangiapane ©
Grotta Mangiapane

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Agrigento online itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
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Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Portu Ntoni, and then identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Cala Uccello, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale, and then head outdoors with Mare Morto.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lampedusa trip maker site .

Getting from Agrigento to Lampedusa by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Lampedusa are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Mare Morto ©
Mare Morto
Spiaggia di Portu Ntoni ©
Spiaggia di Portu Ntoni
Capo Ponente ©
Capo Ponente

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Gallina, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Pantanello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, then admire the masterpieces at Monastero del San salvatore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile", then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo, and finally relax in the rural setting at L'Angolo del Papiro.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Noto, Avola
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Spiaggia di Gallina ©
Spiaggia di Gallina
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III ©
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

3
nights
Taormina

Taormina
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Taormina and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Spiaggia Capo Calava and Lido Playa Sole Luna for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, get great views at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taormina trip planning app .

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Castillo de Castelmola, Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, Spiaggia Capo Calava
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Scuba & Snorkeling

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