23 days in Sicily Itinerary

23 days in Sicily Itinerary

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23 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Catania
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Agrigento
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
End: Milan

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Visiting Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Pulcino will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Tabaccara and Cala Croce Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sciatu Persu, look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., and make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa holiday planner.

Milan to Lampedusa is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from Milan in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Catania.

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

5
nights
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.
Head to Sudestasi Contemporanea and Piazza del Duomo di Acirealefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Romana del Casale and Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa, Ortigia, &more), Centro Storico (in Noto) and Museo dei Cimeli Storico Militari (in Chiaramonte Gulfi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, don't miss a visit to Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere, take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano Catania, and browse the exhibits of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Catania attractions planning site .

You can fly from Lampedusa to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in August, Catania is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Ragusa, A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, Piazza del Duomo di Acireale, Villa Romana del Casale
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

3
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.
Do your shopping at Azienda Agricola Montalbano and Sala Espositiva delle Vare - Associazione Giovedi Santo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca and Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agrigento: Sciacca (Il Castello Incantato, Casa Museo del Sapone, &more), Museo della Zolfara (in Montedoro) and Museo Etnoantropologico (in Sutera). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, and explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento itinerary planner.

Drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Agrigento, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sciacca, Sala Espositiva delle Vare - Associazione Giovedi Santo, Museo della Zolfara, Azienda Agricola Montalbano, Biblioteca e Museo Comunale Barone Mendola
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca

6
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Monreale. Shop till you drop at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia) and Mercato Ballaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Termini Imerese (Museo Civico & Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese), Villa Sant’Isidoro De Cordova (in Bagheria) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Museo del Satiro Danzante, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cefalu, Bagheria, Termini Imerese, Mazara del Vallo, Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and Castello di Santa Caterina. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Isola di Favignana to Levanzo to see Grotta del Genovese about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Visita alle grotte di Favignana con le barche dei pescatori, examine the collection at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Burrone.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palermo to Isola di Favignana in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Grotta del Genovese
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
San Vito lo Capo

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Of Optical Illusions and Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. Explore San Vito lo Capo's surroundings by going to Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico (in Erice) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo route site .

You can drive from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Tempio di Segesta, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Museum Of Optical Illusions, Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico
Highlights from your plan
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico ©
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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