18 days in Sicily Itinerary

18 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Catania
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
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Modica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Agrigento
— 3 nights
Bus to Marsala, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
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Ferry to Trapani, Ferry to Pantelleria, Fly to Trapani
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San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Giardini Naxos
— 3 nights
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Catania

— 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Collegiata and Chiesa San Benedetto. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Sebastiano and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale are in your itinerary. Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Chiesa Madre Santa Maria La Cava e Sant'Alfio (in Lentini), Randazzo (Chiesa di San Nicolo & Via degli Archi) and Chiesa dell'Eremo di Sant'Anna (in Aci Catena). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere, and contemplate the long history of Cappella Bonajuto.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Catania travel route builder tool.

Riga, Latvia to Catania is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Catania is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mercato Di Siracusa. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, then stop by Mercato Di Siracusa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Modica.

Things to do in Syracuse

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Modica

— 2 nights
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Cioccolato di Modica, explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Conti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Gesu, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natale Salvatore Quasimodo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Modica online trip maker.

Getting from Syracuse to Modica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Modica are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 3 nights

Valley of the Temples

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento and Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca. Get a sense of the local culture at Valle dei Templi and Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci. Change things up with these side-trips from Agrigento: Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli (in Mussomeli), Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa (in Siculiana) and Castello dei Chiaramonte (in Naro). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Casa Museo del Sapone, admire the striking features of Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, contemplate the long history of Monastero Santo Spirito, and get to know the fascinating history of Viale della Vittoria.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Agrigento online trip builder.

You can drive from Modica to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Modica in September, Agrigento is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 1 night
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 19th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scalo Cavallo, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Pozzo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione. Explore hidden gems such as Santuario Di San Vito and Cretto di Burri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Vito lo Capo: Cattedrale San Salvatore (in Mazara del Vallo) and Salina Calcara (in Nubia). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, explore the ancient world of Tonnara del Secco, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Zero Barriere, and get a dose of culture at Cous Cous Fest.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 8 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, pause for some serene contemplation at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Branciforte, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palermo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Giardini Naxos.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giardini Naxos

— 3 nights
Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. You've now added Sicily Legend to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Taormina and Museo archeologico di Naxos. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Spiaggia di Recanati. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Giardini Naxos: Basilica di Santa Maria (in Randazzo) and Castillo de Castelmola (in Castelmola). There's much more to do: stroll through Lido Bonday Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Schiso, and kick back and relax at Lido l'Aurora Celeste.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Giardini Naxos sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Giardini Naxos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Giardini Naxos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

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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.