15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Marsala
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Messina
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Taormina
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Newark

3
nights
Marsala

Marsala ©
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Get out of town with these interesting Marsala side-trips: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, kick back and relax at Lido Marakaibbo, learn about winemaking at CANTINA MARTINEZ dal 1866, and relax in the rural setting at Saline Della Laguna.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsala online day trip planner .

Newark, USA to Marsala is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Marsala. In May, daily temperatures in Marsala can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Marsala

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Selinunte Archaeological Park, Tempio di Segesta, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park

2
nights
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 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Etnoantropologico, see the interesting displays at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Agrigento vacation planner.

Getting from Marsala to Agrigento by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, Scala dei Turchi, Museo Etnoantropologico
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Cefalu (in Cefalu), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mondello, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Cefalu, Museo dell'Acciuga, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, then get outside with Colli San Rizzo, and finally don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro di San Placido, then don't miss a visit to La Vara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Messina online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Palermo to Messina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Reggio Calabria
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, walk around Villa Comunale, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mulino ad Acqua Giorginaro del 1690 a Ruota Orizzontale and then do a tasting at Gambino Vini.

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

You can take a train from Messina to Taormina in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mulino ad Acqua Giorginaro del 1690 a Ruota Orizzontale, Gambino Vini, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

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