22 days in Sicily Itinerary

22 days in Sicily Itinerary

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22 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4​h
5
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
6
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini), Messina (Duomo di Messina & Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)) and Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, stop by BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Taormina is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get warmer in Taormina: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Messina, Giardini Naxos, Linguaglossa, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

4
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scicli (Scicli & A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu), Noto (Centro Storico, Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, & more) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and contemplate the long history of Teatro Greco.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Taormina to Syracuse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

5
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Palermo online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta, Selinunte Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

3
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.
Isola di Favignana is known for museums, beaches, wildlife, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, get outside with Cala Azzurra, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Pozzo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Isola di Favignana takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

2
nights
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
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 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Guastanella.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento takes 4 hours. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in August, Agrigento is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Monte Guastanella, Scala dei Turchi
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

3
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Agrigento to Lampedusa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. September in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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