22 days in Sicily Itinerary

22 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Lampedusa
— 1 day
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Taormina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Palermo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

1
day
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Lampedusa is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Lampedusa. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Lampedusa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Centro Storico (in Noto), Modica (Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica & Cathedral of St. George) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, steep yourself in history at Scicli, and get a taste of life in the country at Gli Aromi Sicily.

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

Getting from Lampedusa to Syracuse by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa Ibla
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

3
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 (Gambino Vini & Etna Donkey Trekking), Fischetti (in Rovittello) and Messina (Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), Duomo di Messina, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, and make a trip to Corso Umberto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taormina online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Taormina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Messina, Linguaglossa, Fischetti
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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina

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 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Etnoantropologico, then examine the collection at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Oliva, and finally take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Oliva, Museo Etnoantropologico, Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, Scala dei Turchi
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

6
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palermo attractions planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Castelvetrano, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Museo dell'Acciuga, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese
Highlights from your plan
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Food Tours
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, head outdoors with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, and take in the awesome beauty at Il sentiero di Monte Monaco.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo journey planner.

You can drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta, Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

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