18 days in Sicily Itinerary

18 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Palermo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Catania
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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Palermo

— 7 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese. Museo dell'Acciuga and Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Amodeo's Farm - Olive Oil Producers in Sicily (in Montevago). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and wander the streets of Cefalu Coast.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo tour planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Palermo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Palermo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Seta Spa and Wellness, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Agrigento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Catania

— 7 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.
Villa Romana del Casale and Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Pastificio Il Mattarello or Sudestasi Contemporanea. Venture out of the city with trips to Sala Espositiva delle Vare - Associazione Giovedi Santo (in Caltanissetta), Linguaglossa (Gambino Vini & Museo Salvatore Incorpora) and Taormina (Kerameion, Good Fellas Art Studio, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, and browse the different shops at Sicilia Outlet Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Catania itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Agrigento to Catania in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Agrigento in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Catania, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C.. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino and then stroll through Cala Croce Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lampedusa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.