15 days in Sicily & Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Sicily & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  13 h 30 min
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cefalu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Naples
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
night
San Vito lo Capo

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tonnara del Secco, kick back and relax at Caletta del Bue Marino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Santa Margherita, then kick back and relax at Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Acqua Azzurra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Di San Vito, kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione, get outside with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Santa Crescenzia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido San Vito.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Newark, USA to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Vito lo Capo is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, San Vito lo Capo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo ©
Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito
Tonnara del Secco ©
Tonnara del Secco

1
night
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo.

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You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cefalu

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Villaggio di Sant Ambrogio ©
Villaggio di Sant Ambrogio
Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento ©
Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, explore the historical opulence of Azienda Agricola Pupillo, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Bellomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile", and finally stroll through Lido Camomilla.

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Traveling by car from Cefalu to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noto
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Museo del Papiro ©
Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile"
Palazzo Bellomo ©
Palazzo Bellomo

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara, then take in the waterfront at Cala Uccello, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, and finally don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Galera ©
Cala Galera
Mare Morto ©
Mare Morto

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Ville di Ravello and Cloister del Paradiso. Get a sense of the local culture at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Duomo di Ravello. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Museo Diocesano San Prisco (in Nocera Inferiore), Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano) and Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere, hike along Ravello-Minori Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Lampedusa to Ravello takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Museo Diocesano San Prisco, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Badia della Santissima Trinita'
Highlights from your plan
Le Ville di Ravello ©
Le Ville di Ravello
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta and International War Museum of the World Wars. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery (in Cassino), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo (in Pompeii) and Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare). There's much more to do: experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, steep yourself in history at San Domenico Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Naples online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Naples. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, International War Museum of the World Wars, Sol’Art Ceramiche, La Masseria Farm Experience
Highlights from your plan
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) ©
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto)
Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery ©
Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery

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