20 days in Sicily Itinerary

20 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily journey maker

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Fly
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Catania
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Messina
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cefalu
— 1 day
Drive
5
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Castellammare del Golfo
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Vito lo Capo
— 1 day
Drive
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Custonaci
— 1 night
Drive
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Trapani
Ferry
10
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Ferry to Trapani, Bus to Calatafimi-Segesta
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Calatafimi-Segesta
— 1 night
Drive
12
Mazara del Vallo
— 1 night
Drive
13
Siculiana
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Piazza Armerina
— 1 day
Drive
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Ragusa
— 1 night
Drive
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Modica
Drive
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Avola
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catania
— 1 night
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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido Azzurro Beach Resort and Dog Beach Catania. Get in touch with nature at Mt Etna and Jonio Pro-Dive Catania. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuliano, and get outside with Isola Lachea.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary builder website.

Paris, France to Catania is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Plan my Taormina trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Catania to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will leave for Messina on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Messina

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 13th (Tue), head outdoors with Colli San Rizzo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile del Duomo di Messina, then make a trip to La Vara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine di Messina.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Messina holiday builder app.

Getting from Taormina to Messina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Messina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cefalu

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, then explore the ancient world of Mura Megalitiche, then don't miss a visit to Corso Ruggero, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cefalu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Messina to Cefalu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, get a taste of the local shopping with Via delle Absidi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take a stroll through La Kalsa.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palermo attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Palermo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castellammare del Golfo

— 1 night
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ethno-Anthropological Museum - Annalisa Buccellato, then take in the waterfront at Porto di Castellammare del Golfo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castellammare del Golfo vacation planning site.

You can drive from Palermo to Castellammare del Golfo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

San Vito lo Capo

— 1 day
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Libreria Arcobaleno and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

Plan my day in San Vito lo Capo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Custonaci.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Custonaci

— 1 night
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 see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Custonaci trip planner.

Custonaci is very close to San Vito lo Capo. In July, daytime highs in Custonaci are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Trapani.

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 traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trapani road trip website.

Trapani is very close to Custonaci. In July, daily temperatures in Trapani can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Trapani

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Isola di Favignana

— 1 night
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 (Mon): don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino and then explore the activities along Egadi Sea.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isola di Favignana tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Trapani to Isola di Favignana takes 1.5 hours. In July in Isola di Favignana, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Parco Archeologico and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Calatafimi-Segesta travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Calatafimi-Segesta takes 3 hours. July in Calatafimi-Segesta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time 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). On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Malibu, stroll through Spiaggia di Tonnarella, and then steep yourself in history at Kasbah Mazara del Vallo.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mazara del Vallo trip planner.

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. In July in Mazara del Vallo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siculiana.

Things to do in Mazara del Vallo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Siculiana trip website.

Drive from Mazara del Vallo to Siculiana in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Siculiana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Siculiana

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Panificio Dalli Cardillo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Pirandello, then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Calogero.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento road trip website.

Agrigento is just a short distance from Siculiana. In July, daytime highs in Agrigento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Shopping

Piazza Armerina

— 1 day
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 24th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Villa Romana del Casale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Armerina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Evengelista, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Piazza Armerina trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Itria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa delle Santissime Anime del Purgatorio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Fonte Diana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Basilica Maria SS Annunziata, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Ecce Homo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ragusa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Piazza Armerina to Ragusa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ragusa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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 more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Modica tour itinerary builder app.

Modica is just a stone's throw from Ragusa. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Avola on the 25th (Sun).

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. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Avola trip planner.

Getting from Modica to Avola by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Avola

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Syracuse

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, stroll through Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, then get a dose of the wild on Ortigia Island Excursion, and finally contemplate the long history of Jewish Bath.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Syracuse journey site.

Syracuse is very close to Avola. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

On the 27th (Tue), add some fun to your beach time 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata.

Plan my trip to Catania with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.