15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Isola Vulcano
Isola Vulcano
— 1 night
— 1 night
Ferry to Milazzo, Train to Palermo Centrale Station, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
— 4 nights



— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Ragusa (Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti & Ragusa Ibla), Modica (Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica & Cathedral of St. George) and Noto (Centro Storico & Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ortigia, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip maker tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Syracuse is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Syracuse, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips


— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, walk around Villa Comunale, view the masterpieces at Good Fellas Art Studio, then learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isola Vulcano.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isola Vulcano

— 1 night
On the 18th (Fri), hike along Scalata al Cratere, contemplate the geological forces at Vulcanello, get impressive views of Vulcano, then make a trip to Capo Grillo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dell'Asino.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isola Vulcano online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Taormina to Isola Vulcano by combination of train and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isola Vulcano are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Stromboli.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches


— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): engage your brain at Centro Visitatori INGV and then get impressive views of Stromboli.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Stromboli road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Isola Vulcano to Stromboli takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Stromboli

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Isola di Favignana

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by I Veri Sapori Favignanesi, explore the galleries of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, and then discover the deep blue sea with In Barca con Pietro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then make a trip to Grotte bue marino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Santa Caterina.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isola di Favignana day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and bus from Stromboli to Isola di Favignana takes 10 hours. Traveling from Stromboli in June, Isola di Favignana is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours


— 4 nights
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 Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

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.

Aeolian Islands travel guide

Beaches · Volcanos · Outdoor Activities
Named for the Greek god of wind by early settlers, the Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago of unspoiled natural wonders and historical charm. Stromboli, made famous by the Ingrid Bergman film of the same name, is a popular among nature enthusiasts who come to hike the island's volcano. The twin-peaked island of Salina offers a busy port full of trendy boutiques and small eateries. Explore the popular vacation locale of Panarea, with its alluring beaches and high-end shopping and fine dining. You can escape to the less-populated Alicudi, where donkeys are the only mode of transportation, to enjoy a tranquil island atmosphere.