18 days in Sicily Itinerary

18 days in Sicily Itinerary

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18 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Modica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Agrigento
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
5
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Giardini Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Catania

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa Madre Santa Maria La Cava e Sant'Alfio and Chiesa di San Nicolo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Agnone Bagni and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Basilica di San Sebastiano (in Acireale) and Via degli Archi (in Randazzo). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mt Etna, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the long history of Chiesa dell'Eremo di Sant'Anna.

Make your Catania itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Riga, Latvia to Catania is an approximately 6.5-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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Randazzo, Chiesa dell'Eremo di Sant'Anna, Spiaggia di Agnone Bagni, Chiesa Madre Santa Maria La Cava e Sant'Alfio, Basilica di San Sebastiano
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Basilica di San Sebastiano
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Chiesa San Benedetto ©
Chiesa San Benedetto

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercato Di Siracusa. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, then stop by Mercato Di Siracusa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip planner.

You can drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Modica.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

2
nights
Modica

Modica
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale Salvatore Quasimodo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Modica trip planning site .

You can drive from Syracuse to Modica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa, Parrocchia Basilica Maria SS Annunziata
Highlights from your plan
Church of San Pietro
Church of San Pietro
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Santa Maria del Gesu ©
Santa Maria del Gesu

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa and Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Lido Rossello and Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima. Get out of town with these interesting Agrigento side-trips: Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli (in Mussomeli), Castello dei Chiaramonte (in Naro) and Sciacca (Casa Museo del Sapone & Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, and contemplate the long history of Monastero Santo Spirito.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento road trip planner .

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

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sciacca, Castello dei Chiaramonte, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Playa Lido Rossello
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa ©
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Pozzo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Grotta del Pozzo ©
Grotta del Pozzo

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.
Get outdoors at Riserva Naturale Organizzata Dello Zingari and Spiaggia Zero Barriere. Get a sense of the local culture at Santuario Di San Vito and Chiesa di San Domenico. Get out of town with these interesting San Vito lo Capo side-trips: Cretto di Burri (in Gibellina), Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (in Alcamo) and Cattedrale San Salvatore (in Mazara del Vallo). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of Tonnara del Secco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita di Delia.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Castelvetrano, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Scuba & Snorkeling, Cattedrale San Salvatore, Cretto di Burri
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Domenico ©
Chiesa di San Domenico
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cretto di Burri ©
Cretto di Burri

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, make a trip to Chiostro dei Benedettini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Branciforte, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Palermo vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Giardini Naxos.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo ©
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo ©

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nights
Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos ©
Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. Sicily Legend has been added to your itinerary. Visit Lido Bonday Beach and Lido l'Aurora Celeste for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Taormina and Castillo de Castelmola. When in Giardini Naxos, make a side trip to see Basilica di Santa Maria in Randazzo, approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Museo archeologico di Naxos, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Schiso, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Recanati.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Giardini Naxos trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Palermo to Giardini Naxos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Giardini Naxos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Giardini Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Taormina, Basilica di Santa Maria, Castillo de Castelmola
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria

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