15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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15 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Taxi:  25 h
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Palermo
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Catania
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, and don't miss a visit to Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Vito lo Capo is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in San Vito lo Capo to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Custonaci, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

1
night
Isola di Favignana

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 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then make a trip to Grotte bue marino, and finally explore the activities along Egadi Sea.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (L'Albero delle Cose, Duomo di Cefalu, &more), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo journey maker tool.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Palermo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cefalu, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Duomo di Monreale, Selinunte Archaeological Park
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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 (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrigento itinerary planning website.

Take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

3
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 1st (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vermexio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia. On the next day, shop like a local with Good Fellas Art Studio, stroll around Villa Comunale, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then stroll through Isola Bella, and finally make a trip to Corso Umberto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agrigento to Catania in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taormina, Syracuse
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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