15 days in Naples & Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Naples & Sicily Itinerary

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Fly
1
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
5
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus to Marsala, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
6
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
7
Palermo
— 1 night
Drive
8
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti and The Neapolis Buried. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Forum & Casa del Fauno) and Scavi di Stabia (in Castellammare Di Stabia). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and browse the exhibits of Museo delle Arti Sanitarie.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Naples trip maker site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Lisbon in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then stroll through Cala Pulcino, and then kick back and relax at La Tabaccara. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach, then kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa route builder app.

Fly from Naples to Lampedusa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Naples in July, you will find days in Lampedusa are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

2
nights
Syracuse

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cavagrande del Cassibile, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, and finally Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip planner.

Fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
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 20th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taormina journey planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Taormina sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Agrigento

Valley of the Temples

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento vacation builder.

You can drive from Taormina to Agrigento in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Taormina in July, you will find days in Agrigento are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the galleries of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then head outdoors with Cala Azzurra.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana online route planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Agrigento in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Isola di Favignana, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

1
night
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palermo trip maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia di Macari and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Get outdoors at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Grotta Mangiapane. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (in Custonaci). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Buena Vida Catamarano, take in the awesome beauty at Il sentiero di Monte Monaco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo online trip builder.

Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.4
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.