22 days in Islands of Sicily Itinerary

22 days in Islands of Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  22 h
1
Pantelleria
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ustica
— 1 night
Ferry:  8 h
4
Lipari
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Isola Vulcano
— 2 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Lampedusa
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Pantelleria

Pantelleria ©
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra, is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100km southwest of Sicily and 60km east of the Tunisian coast. Pantelleria is known for nature, wineries, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago di Venere, witness a stunning natural landmark at Bagno Asciutto, take in the dramatic natural features at Arco dell'Elefante, and head outdoors with Favare Grande.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pantelleria vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Indianapolis, USA to Pantelleria is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pantelleria can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Venere ©
Lago di Venere
Balata dei Turchi ©
Balata dei Turchi
Azienda Vinicola Minardi ©
Azienda Vinicola Minardi

5
nights
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Isola di Favignana to Levanzo to see Grotta del Genovese about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, head outdoors with Cala Azzurra, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Scalo Cavallo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Pantelleria to Isola di Favignana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ustica.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Grotta del Genovese
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

1
night
Ustica

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Rocca della Falconiera, then kick back and relax at Il Faro Solarium, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally gain insight at Progetto S.E.P.I.A..

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ustica road trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Isola di Favignana to Ustica takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ustica are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Lipari.

Things to do in Ustica

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Lipari

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Explore Lipari's surroundings by going to Punto Panoramico Semaforo (in Pollara) and Spiaggia dello Scario (in Malfa). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, and get outside with Lido Las palmas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lipari tour builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Ustica to Lipari in 8 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lipari are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Isola Vulcano.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malfa, Cala Junco
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano

2
nights
Isola Vulcano

Isola Vulcano ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Centro Operativo INGV "Marcello Carapezza" - Vulcano, then hike along Scalata al Cratere, and then take in the natural beauty of Terme di Vulcano. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Vulcano, then don't miss a visit to Capo Grillo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dell'Asino, and finally get outside with Spiaggia del Cannitello.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Isola Vulcano trip planning website.

Isola Vulcano is just a stone's throw from Lipari. In July in Isola Vulcano, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scalata al Cratere ©
Scalata al Cratere
Vulcano ©
Vulcano
Capo Grillo ©
Capo Grillo

5
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, and identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight from Isola Vulcano to Lampedusa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara