19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Avola
1
Avola
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Cinisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Milazzo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Catania


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Avola

Avola ©
Avola is a city and comune in the province of Syracuse, Sicily .HistoryThe foundation of the city in an area previously inhabited by the Sicani and invaded by the Sicels in the 13th-12th centuries BC, is perhaps connected to the city of Hybla Major. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Gallina and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Lido il Solleone and Spiaggia Pantanello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avola: Marzamemi (Centro Storico & Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cavagrande del Cassibile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa madre, and stop by Ibla Souvenir Avola.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Avola online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Comiso Airport and Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Cinisi.

Things to do in Avola

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marzamemi
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Spiaggia di Gallina ©
Spiaggia di Gallina
Cavagrande del Cassibile ©
Cavagrande del Cassibile
Spiaggia Pantanello ©
Spiaggia Pantanello

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Cinisi

Cinisi ©
Cinisi is a town and a comune in the province of Palermo in Sicily. Take a break from the city and head to Lido Pam Pam and Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama. Explore hidden gems such as Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello and La Catacomba di Villagrazia di Carini. Explore Cinisi's surroundings by going to Museo I pupi di Partinico (in Partinico), Camporeale (Alessandro di Camporeale & Tenuta Rapitala Winery) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Isola Delle Femmine). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa degli Agonizzanti.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cinisi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Avola to Cinisi takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Milazzo.

Things to do in Cinisi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Camporeale, Scuba & Snorkeling, Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama, Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello, La Catacomba di Villagrazia di Carini
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Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama ©
Alessandro di Camporeale ©
Alessandro di Camporeale
La Catacomba di Villagrazia di Carini ©

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Milazzo

Milazzo
Milazzo is a town in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. Get outdoors at Piscina di Venere and Capo di Milazzo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello di Milazzo and Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milazzo: Castello Rufo Ruffo (in Scaletta Zanclea), Sito archeologico di Tindari (Patti, Me) (in Tindari) and Messina (Monumento a Don Giovanni d'Austria, Annunziata dei Catalani Church, & more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria, take some stellar pictures from Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale, and admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo d'Agro.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milazzo day trip tool .

You can drive from Cinisi to Milazzo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Milazzo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Messina, Randazzo, Patti, Castello Rufo Ruffo, Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia
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Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria

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Syracuse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at L'Angolo del Papiro, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then stop by Giudecca Trentasette Ortigia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Fontane Bianche, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Camomilla, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Leonardo da Vinci e Archimede.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online trip maker .

You can drive from Milazzo to Syracuse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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L'Angolo del Papiro ©
L'Angolo del Papiro
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Acqua Azzurra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dell'Uzzo, then explore the ancient world of Tonnara del Secco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then contemplate the long history of Salina Calcara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to San Vito lo Capo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Trapani, Salina Calcara
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Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo ©
Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then don't miss a visit to Chiostro dei Benedettini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Gibilmanna, steep yourself in history at Palazzina Cinese, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monreale, Cefalu
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