22 days in Sicily & Naples Itinerary

22 days in Sicily & Naples Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Catania
— 2 nights
2
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
4
Cefalu
— 1 night
5
Riposto
— 5 nights
6
Lipari
— 2 nights
7
Stromboli
— 2 nights
8
Naples
— 3 nights

2
nights
Catania

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 27th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenadmire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, thencontemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, thensee Off-Road Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Catania trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Catania is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Catania

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Vito lo Capo to Castellammare del Golfo to see Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Il sentiero di Monte Monaco, and stop by Enoteca Dioniso.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo journey planning app.

Drive from Catania to San Vito lo Capo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

2
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Selinunte Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefal├╣ 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 5th (Wed): make a splash at Acqua Verde.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cefalu travel app.

You can drive from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Riposto.

Things to do in Cefalu

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acqua Verde ©
Acqua Verde

5
nights
Riposto

Riposto ©
Riposto is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170km east of Palermo and about 25km northeast of Catania.HistoryDuring the fascist era Riposto was joined to Giarre under the name of Jonia, but separated again in 1945.GeographyThe town is located on the Ionian Coast, and borders with the municipalities of Acireale, Giarre and Mascali. Change things up with these side-trips from Riposto: Castiglione di Sicilia (Le Gole dell'Alcantara, Alcantara River Park, &more), Giardini Naxos (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lido l'Aurora Celeste) and Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etna Donkey Trekking, make a trip to Il Castagno dei Cento Cavalli, kick back and relax at Spiaggia San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Matrice "San Pietro".

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Riposto route tool.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Riposto takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Riposto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Riposto

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Linguaglossa, Castiglione di Sicilia, Calatabiano, Giardini Naxos, Sant'Alfio
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Lipari

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lipari: Isola Vulcano (Spiaggia dell'Asino & Scalata al Cratere). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, explore the gorgeous colors at Cala Junco, and kick back and relax at Coral Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lipari planner.

Travel from Riposto to Lipari in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Riposto in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lipari, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Stromboli.

Things to do in Lipari

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isola Vulcano, Cala Junco
Highlights from your plan
Scalata al Cratere ©
Scalata al Cratere
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani

2
nights
Stromboli

Stromboli ©
On the 13th (Thu), get outside with Strombolicchio, thenlearn more about the world around you at Centro Visitatori INGV, thencontemplate the geological forces at Stromboli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vincenzo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stromboli journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Lipari to Stromboli takes 2 hours. In August in Stromboli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Stromboli

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Vincenzo ©
Chiesa di San Vincenzo
Strombolicchio ©
Strombolicchio
Stromboli ©
Stromboli

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Paestum Ruins in Paestum (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Stromboli to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stromboli in August, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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