18 days in Sicily Itinerary

18 days in Sicily Itinerary

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18 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Castellammare del Golfo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Palermo
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Catania
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo ©
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castellammare del Golfo: Nobiles Officinae (in Erice), San Vito lo Capo (Santuario Di San Vito & Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellammare del Golfo attractions planning app .

Pittsburgh, USA to Castellammare del Golfo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Castellammare del Golfo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Castellammare del Golfo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Nobiles Officinae
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at I Veri Sapori Favignanesi, then examine the collection at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and finally don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isola di Favignana itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Castellammare del Golfo to Isola di Favignana takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

5
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Cefalu (Rocca di Cefalu, Duomo di Cefalu, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Palermo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Bagheria, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Etnoantropologico, then examine the collection at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Agrigento road trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, Museo Etnoantropologico
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral, Ortigia, & more), Taormina (Isola Bella, Piazza IX Aprile, & more) and Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, explore the world behind art at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, stroll through Etna Donkey Trekking, and don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Catania trip maker tool .

You can drive from Agrigento to Catania in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Agrigento in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Catania, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taormina, Syracuse, Villa Romana del Casale, Centro Storico, Ragusa Ibla
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

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