20 days in Sicily Itinerary

20 days in Sicily Itinerary

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20 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Palermo
1
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Catania
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ragusa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Palermo

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, Duomo di Cefalu, &more), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi and Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Syracuse (Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo & Palazzo Vermexio), Noto (Centro Storico & Chiesa Santa Chiara) and chiesa madre (in Avola). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, see Off-Road Tours, and learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To see photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Catania trip planner.

Drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Linguaglossa, Syracuse, Noto, Villa Romana del Casale
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale

3
nights
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ragusa: Scicli (Scicli & A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu), Saint Maria of Monte (in Caltagirone) and Isola delle Correnti (in Portopalo di Capo Passero). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, see the interesting displays at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, and make a trip to Lungomare Andrea Doria e Bisani.

For photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Ragusa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Ragusa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Ragusa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Modica, Scicli, Castello di Donnafugata, Saint Maria of Monte, Isola delle Correnti
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Scicli ©
Scicli
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio

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 (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero, explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then contemplate the long history of Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, and finally make a trip to Statua di Icaro caduto.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ragusa to Agrigento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ragusa in June, expect nights in Agrigento to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

4
nights
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.
Explore San Vito lo Capo's surroundings by going to Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Tonnara di Scopello (in Scopello) and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (in Alcamo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, steep yourself in history at Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Santa Crescenzia.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo road trip app .

Traveling by car from Agrigento to San Vito lo Capo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In June in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tonnara di Scopello, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci, Tempio di Segesta, Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

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