24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Catania, Sicily
Drive:  2 h
1
Milazzo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Piraino
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Castelbuono
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Castellammare del Golfo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Erice
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Marinella di Selinunte
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Agrigento
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Piazza Armerina
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Ragusa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Syracuse
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Giardini Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
13
Zafferana Etnea
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
End: Catania, Sicily

3
nights
Milazzo

Milazzo
Milazzo is a town in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Castello di Milazzo will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Piedigrotta Church. Change things up with a short trip to Terme di Vulcano in Isola Vulcano (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Piscina di Venere, shop like a local with Cantieri Zeta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova, and don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico di Milazzo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milazzo online trip itinerary maker .

Catania to Milazzo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milazzo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Piraino.

Things to do in Milazzo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Terme di Vulcano, Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, Piedigrotta Church, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
Highlights from your plan
Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©

3
nights
Piraino

Piraino ©
Relax by the water at Spiaggia Capo Calava and Spiaggia Lungomare Andrea Doria. Popular historic sites such as Basilica minore di Santa Maria Assunta e San Nicolo Vescovo and Basilica Cattedrale San Bartolomeo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Piraino side-trips: Montalbano Elicona (Borgo Medievale, Chiesa Di Santa Caterina, & more) and Waterfalls of Catafurco (in San Basilio). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Brolo and contemplate the long history of Villa Romana di Patti Marina.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Piraino road trip site .

Traveling by car from Milazzo to Piraino takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Piraino can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Castelbuono.

Things to do in Piraino

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Montalbano Elicona, Patti, Castello di Brolo, Catafurco Waterfalls, Spiaggia Lungomare Andrea Doria
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Castello di Brolo ©
Castello di Brolo

1
night
Castelbuono

Castelbuono ©
Castelbuono is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily .It is known for its castle from which its name derives, and around which the city developed in the 14th century.HistoryConstruction of the Castle began in 1316, by order of Count Francesco I of Ventimiglia, over the ruins of the ancient Byzantine town of Ypsigro, high on the San Pietro hill. On the 16th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico di Castelbuono, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Ventimiglia, and then shop like a local with Putia Sicilian Creativity.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Castelbuono trip builder app .

You can drive from Piraino to Castelbuono in 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Castelbuono

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gole di Tiberio
Highlights from your plan
Museo Civico di Castelbuono ©
Museo Civico di Castelbuono
Gole di Tiberio ©
Gole di Tiberio
Putia Sicilian Creativity ©
Putia Sicilian Creativity

5
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You've now added Chiostro dei Benedettini to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museo dell'Acciuga and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese. Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Museo Civico (in Termini Imerese). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, view the masterpieces at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Castelbuono to Palermo in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Monreale, Termini Imerese, Museo dell'Acciuga
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo ©
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. You've now added Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Baglio Di Scopello, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Guidaloca, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castellammare del Golfo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Castellammare del Golfo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Erice.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo del Satiro Danzante, Teatro Greco di Segesta, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Museo del Satiro Danzante ©
Museo del Satiro Danzante

1
night
Erice

Erice ©
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco as well as Saline Della Laguna. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Chiesa DI San Martino, experience rural life at Saline Della Laguna, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, and finally don't miss a visit to IL Duomo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Erice trip planner.

You can take a bus from Castellammare del Golfo to Erice in an hour. Another option is to drive. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Erice

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Saline Della Laguna, Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco
Highlights from your plan
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico ©
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
Castello di Venere ©
Castello di Venere

1
night
Marinella di Selinunte

Marinella di Selinunte ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cretto di Burri.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marinella di Selinunte online day trip planner .

Getting from Erice to Marinella di Selinunte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Marinella di Selinunte sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Palo, Cretto di Burri
Highlights from your plan
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Cretto di Burri ©
Cretto di Burri
Pensiero Contemporaneo ©
Pensiero Contemporaneo

4
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 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, then see the interesting displays at Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento day trip planning site .

You can drive from Marinella di Selinunte to Agrigento in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci
Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola

few
hours
Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza Armerina.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Piazza Armerina sightseeing planner .

Drive from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ragusa.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

few
hours
Ragusa

Ragusa
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ragusa day trip site .

Getting from Piazza Armerina to Ragusa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ragusa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ragusa

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

few
hours
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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Giardini Naxos on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

2
nights
Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos ©
Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. Escape the urban bustle at Isola Bella and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Chiesa Madonna della Rocca and Basilica di San Sebastiano for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Giardini Naxos: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa), Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia (in Savoca) and Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena (in Mongiuffi Melia). The adventure continues: walk around Villa Comunale, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Giardini Naxos trip planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Giardini Naxos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Giardini Naxos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Zafferana Etnea.

Things to do in Giardini Naxos

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena, Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia, Gambino Vini, Castello Normanno
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

few
hours
Zafferana Etnea

Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Etnea is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 160km southeast of Palermo and about 20km north of Catania.The municipality of Zafferana Etnea contains the frazioni Fleri, Pisano, Petrulli; Sarro-Civita, Passopomo, Airone-Emmaus, Poggiofelice, and Caselle.Zafferana Etnea borders the following municipalities: Aci Sant'Antonio, Acireale, Adrano, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Bronte, Castiglione di Sicilia, Giarre, Maletto, Milo, Nicolosi, Pedara, Randazzo, Sant'Alfio, Santa Venerina, Trecastagni, Viagrande. On the 2nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Provvidenza and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Sicilia in Miniatura.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zafferana Etnea travel route planner .

You can drive from Giardini Naxos to Zafferana Etnea in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Zafferana Etnea

Outdoors Tours Parks