22 days in Sicily & Puglia Itinerary

22 days in Sicily & Puglia Itinerary

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Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus to Marsala, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alberobello
— 5 nights
Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Thunder Bay

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Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, and look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa vacation planner.

Thunder Bay, Canada to Lampedusa is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Thunder Bay to Lampedusa, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Thunder Bay, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Syracuse: Noto (Centro Storico & Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari), Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site (in Scicli) and Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla & Palazzo Cosentini). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), admire the striking features of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Taormina

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, walk around Villa Comunale, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, and then discover the deep blue sea with Blue Sea Diving Center.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Taormina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then make a trip to Grotte bue marino, and finally explore the activities along Egadi Sea.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Cefalu (Rocca di Cefalu & Duomo di Cefalu) and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
When in San Vito lo Capo, make a side trip to see Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo, approximately Castellammare del Golfo away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Alberobello.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alberobello

— 5 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Alberobello: Polignano a Mare (Oro della terra & Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare), Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa) and Monopoli (Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia & Centro Storico di Monopoli). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Alberobello in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, Alberobello is slightly colder than San Vito lo Capo - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.