20 days in Sicily Itinerary

20 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily sightseeing planner

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Catania
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Taormina
— 1 night
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Cefalu
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 3 nights
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Castellammare del Golfo
— 1 night
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San Vito lo Capo
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Custonaci
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Trapani
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Calatafimi-Segesta
— 1 night
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Mazara del Vallo
— 1 night
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Siculiana
— 1 night
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Agrigento
— 1 night
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Piazza Armerina
— 1 night
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Ragusa
— 1 night
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Modica
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Avola
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
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Catania
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jonio Pro-Dive Catania as well as Mt Etna. Visit Lido Azzurro Beach Resort and Dog Beach Catania for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata and Isola Lachea.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Catania visit planner.

Paris, France to Catania is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Catania is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Taormina

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taormina, with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Cefalu.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Cefalu

— 2 nights
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): cool off at Lido Angeli del Mare, then contemplate the long history of Porta Palermo e Viale delle Palme, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Cefalu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Corso Ruggero, explore the ancient world of Mura Megalitiche, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Purgatorio.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cefalu road trip tool.

You can drive from Taormina to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Cattedrale di Palermo and Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiostro dei Benedettini and Castello Utveggio. Take a break from Palermo with a short trip to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Via delle Absidi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta'.

Plan trip to Palermo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Cefalu to Palermo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Castellammare del Golfo

— 1 night
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. On the 24th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a leisurely stroll along Porto di Castellammare del Golfo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Castellammare del Golfo travel planner.

Getting from Palermo to Castellammare del Golfo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo road trip planner.

Getting from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Custonaci.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Custonaci

Custonaci is a town and comune in South-Western Sicily, Italy, administratively part of the province of Trapani.GeographyIt has 5,013 inhabitants as of 2004.EconomyThe coast around Mount Cofano attracts tourists to the pretty seaside village of Cornino. To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Custonaci travel planner.

Custonaci is just a short distance from San Vito lo Capo. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Trapani on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Custonaci

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Trapani

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Trapani day trip tool.

Trapani is very close to Custonaci. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Trapani

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Calatafimi-Segesta

— 1 night
Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. You've now added Teatro Greco di Segesta to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Calatafimi-Segesta day trip planning website.

You can drive from Trapani to Calatafimi-Segesta in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mazara del Vallo.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Mazara del Vallo

— 1 night
Mazara del Vallo is a town and comune in southwestern Sicily, Italy, which lies mainly on the left bank at the mouth of the Mazaro river, administratively part of the province of Trapani.It is an agricultural and fishing centre and its port gives shelter to the largest fishing fleet in Italy.HistoryAncient townMazara was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC, with the name of Mazar (the Rock). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lido Malibu, stroll through Spiaggia Sabbiosa a Mazara del Vallo, and then see some colorful creatures with Dive Pros.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazara del Vallo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Calatafimi-Segesta to Mazara del Vallo in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Mazara del Vallo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siculiana.

Things to do in Mazara del Vallo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Siculiana

— 1 night
Siculiana is a town and comune in the province of Agrigento, Sicily, southern Italy, 13km west of the provincial capital Agrigento.HistoryAccording to some historians the name derives from the distortion of the Arabic Suq al Jani, while others believe its origin stems from Suqu 'l Yuni or Supu 'l Yunani .The medieval hamlet of Siculiana was founded in 1310 by Frederick II Chiaramonte, who constructed a castle, parts of which still exist today, on the ruins of the Arab fortress known as "Kalat Sugul", which had been destroyed in 1087 during the conquest of Sicily by Roger I.Siculiana’s 13km long coast line is unspoiled and in the locality of Torre Salsa, a protected Regional Nature Reserve has been established due to its particular naturalistic and environmental interest.Siculiana Marina is the seaside extension of Siculiana; it is a summer resort on the Strait of Sicily, once an important stop in the Mediterranean. On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana, then kick back and relax at Lido Sabbia D'Oro, and then kick back and relax at Siculiana Marina's Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siculiana route maker site.

Drive from Mazara del Vallo to Siculiana in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mazara del Vallo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Siculiana, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Siculiana

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valle dei Templi. On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Panificio Dalli Cardillo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Pirandello, then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Agrigento itinerary planner.

Agrigento is just a short distance from Siculiana. August in Agrigento sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Shopping

Piazza Armerina

— 1 night
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo dei Teatini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Evengelista, and then make a trip to Piazza Armerina.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Piazza Armerina sightseeing planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ragusa.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites

Ragusa

— 1 night

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Itria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa delle Santissime Anime del Purgatorio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Fonte Diana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Basilica Maria SS Annunziata, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Ecce Homo.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ragusa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Piazza Armerina to Ragusa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Ragusa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Modica.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Modica

Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Modica trip planning site.

Modica is very close to Ragusa. In August in Modica, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Avola on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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

You can drive from Modica to Avola in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Syracuse on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Avola

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Syracuse

— 3 nights

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.
Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Ortigia Island Excursion and Jewish Bath. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse route maker website.

Syracuse is very close to Avola. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

Jonio Pro-Dive Catania has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Jonio Pro-Dive Catania, contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Benedetto, then look for gifts at Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Collegiata.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Catania travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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.