17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Palermo
Ferry:  4​h
1
Lipari
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Stromboli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Piazza Armerina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Camporeale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Palermo
— 3 nights
End: Palermo

2
nights
Lipari

Lipari ©
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mister Baffo Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Cala Junco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio, and finally stop by Arte Sana Luisa Mendoza. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Tenuta di Castellaro, take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for gifts at Erboristeria Panacea, and finally stop by A Putia du Souvenir U Segretu.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lipari trip planner.

Palermo to Lipari is an approximately 4-hour ferry ride. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Lipari, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Stromboli.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cala Junco
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A Putia du Souvenir U Segretu ©
A Putia du Souvenir U Segretu
Tenuta di Castellaro ©
Tenuta di Castellaro
Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio

2
nights
Stromboli

Stromboli ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Centro Visitatori INGV, then head outdoors with Strombolicchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, and finally kick back and relax at Ficogrande. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Tortuga and then get impressive views of Stromboli Volcano.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Stromboli trip maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Lipari to Stromboli takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Stromboli can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Stromboli

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ficogrande ©
Ficogrande
Chiesa di San Vincenzo ©
Chiesa di San Vincenzo
Strombolicchio ©
Strombolicchio

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lido Playa Sole Luna, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Ceramiche I Decori del Sole, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, stop by Stroscio Gioielli, then look for gifts at La Bottega del Buongustaio, then look for gifts at La Bottega di Lagana', and finally look for gifts at Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina online trip maker .

Do a combination of ferry and train from Stromboli to Taormina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Castelmola, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola

2
nights
Syracuse

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.
On the 16th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, kick back and relax at Agua Beach Resort, and then make a trip to Tonnara di Marzamemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Mercato Di Siracusa, look for all kinds of wild species at Cava del Carosello, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara.

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

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Noto, Tonnara di Marzamemi
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Chiesa Santa Chiara ©
Chiesa Santa Chiara
Tonnara di Marzamemi ©
Tonnara di Marzamemi
Palazzo Nicolaci ©
Palazzo Nicolaci

2
nights
Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, look for gifts at Ceramica a Modo Mio, examine the collection at Casa Museo del Contadino, then look for gifts at Ceramiche d'Arte Floridia Salvatore, and finally stop by Ceramiche Artistiche Sammartino e Delfino. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegio dei Gesuiti, then make a trip to Piazza Armerina, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Biviere.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Piazza Armerina online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Piazza Armerina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caltagirone, Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, Ceramica a Modo Mio, Riserva Naturale Biviere
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli, then explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Chiaramonte, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima. Keep things going the next day: stop by Panificio Dalli Cardillo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Santo Spirito, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mollarella.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Piazza Armerina to Agrigento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Agrigento are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Camporeale.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Mollarella, Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli, Castello dei Chiaramonte, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
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Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Castello dei Chiaramonte ©
Castello dei Chiaramonte

1
night
Camporeale

Camporeale ©
Camporeale is a comune in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 35km southwest of Palermo. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): do a tasting at Tenuta Rapitala Winery, delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica Monte Jato, and then snap pictures at Ponte Calatrasi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Camporeale trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Agrigento to Camporeale in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Camporeale

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Area Archeologica Monte Jato, Ponte Calatrasi
Highlights from your plan
Tenuta Rapitala Winery ©
Tenuta Rapitala Winery
Area Archeologica Monte Jato ©
Area Archeologica Monte Jato
Ponte Calatrasi ©
Ponte Calatrasi

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nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Caccamo and Mercato Ballaro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa del Gesu and Centro Storico Petralia Soprana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago (in Corleone), Baglio di Pianetto (in Santa Cristina Gela) and La Bottega nella Roccia (in Caccamo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, stop by Cittacotte, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Di Capo Gallo, and take a stroll through Centro Storico Polizzi Generosa.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo day trip planning app .

Drive from Camporeale to Palermo in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Caccamo, Centro Storico Petralia Soprana, Baglio di Pianetto, Centro Storico Polizzi Generosa, Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago
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Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo
Centro Storico Petralia Soprana ©
Centro Storico Petralia Soprana
Ceramiche Tre Erre ©
Ceramiche Tre Erre

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