17 days in Sicily Itinerary

17 days in Sicily Itinerary

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17 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Ustica
— 1 day
Ferry:  4​h
2
Palermo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Trapani
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Catania
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Ustica

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Rocca della Falconiera, get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire all the interesting features of Progetto S.E.P.I.A..

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ustica visit planning tool .

London, UK to Ustica is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ustica, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Ustica at 20°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Ustica

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kids will enjoy Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Rocca and Parco Avventura Madonie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura), Museo Civico Antonio Collisani (in Petralia Sottana) and Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama (in Terrasini). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palermo travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Ustica to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Petralia Sottana, Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama, Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Parco Avventura Madonie ©
Parco Avventura Madonie

4
nights
Trapani

Trapani ©
Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Kids will enjoy Spiaggia di Macari and Il sentiero di Monte Monaco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Archeologico di Selinunte (in Marinella di Selinunte) and Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del sale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa e Convento di Santa Maria dell'Itria, and explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trapani trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Palermo to Trapani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Trapani are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Calatafimi-Segesta, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Etnaland and Nebrodi Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Diocesi Di Acireale (in Acireale) and Piazza IX Aprile (in Taormina). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Etna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, make a trip to I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Catania trip planner .

Getting from Trapani to Catania by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nebrodi Adventure Park, Piazza IX Aprile, I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, Etnaland, Diocesi Di Acireale
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Nebrodi Adventure Park ©
Nebrodi Adventure Park
Etnaland ©
Etnaland

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