22 days in Sicily & Naples Itinerary

22 days in Sicily & Naples Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Catania
— 1 night
2
Noto
— 2 nights
3
Mazara del Vallo
— 1 night
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
5
Palermo
— 1 night
6
Riposto
— 5 nights
7
Lipari
— 2 nights
8
Stromboli
— 2 nights
9
Naples
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, pause for some photo ops at Fontana dell'Elefante, thencontemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, thenadmire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, and finally contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Catania trip maker.

Geneva, Switzerland to Catania is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini
Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania ©

2
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, thenidentify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Calamosche. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Noto trip planner.

Getting from Catania to Noto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mazara del Vallo.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

1
night
Mazara del Vallo

Mazara del Vallo ©
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 30th (Thu), make a trip to Kasbah Mazara del Vallo, examine the collection at Museo del Satiro Danzante, and then contemplate the long history of Arco Normanno.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazara del Vallo vacation tool.

Drive from Noto to Mazara del Vallo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for San Vito lo Capo on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Mazara del Vallo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kasbah Mazara del Vallo ©
Kasbah Mazara del Vallo
Museo del Satiro Danzante ©
Museo del Satiro Danzante
Arco Normanno ©
Arco Normanno

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.
Step out of San Vito lo Capo with an excursion to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, stop by Cous Cous Fest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo route maker app.

You can drive from Mazara del Vallo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci, 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

1
night
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 4th (Tue), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mondello, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riposto.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riposto: Castiglione di Sicilia (Basilica Madonna della Catena, Le Gole dell'Alcantara, &more), Giardini Naxos (Lido l'Aurora Celeste & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra). There's still lots to do: trek along Etna Donkey Trekking, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Matrice "San Pietro", tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia San Marco, and make a trip to Palazzo Bonaventura.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Riposto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Riposto takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up 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, Sant'Alfio, Giardini Naxos, Calatabiano
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. Get out of town with these interesting Lipari side-trips: Isola Vulcano (Spiaggia dell'Asino & Scalata al Cratere). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach, don't miss a visit to EX Cave Pomice, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lipari day trip planning tool.

Traveling by journey from Riposto to Lipari takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Riposto in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Lipari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Stromboli.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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 ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get outside with Strombolicchio, thenget a new perspective on nature at Centro Visitatori INGV, thenget impressive views of Stromboli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vincenzo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stromboli trip itinerary planning site.

Ride a ferry from Lipari to Stromboli in 2 hours. August in Stromboli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Stromboli

Outdoors Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Strombolicchio ©
Strombolicchio
Stromboli ©
Stromboli
Centro Visitatori INGV ©
Centro Visitatori INGV

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Stazione Marittima di Salerno (in Salerno). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Stromboli to Naples by ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stromboli in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of °C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Paestum Ruins, Stazione Marittima di Salerno
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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