24 days in Sicily Itinerary

24 days in Sicily Itinerary

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24 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  30 h
1
Catania
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Noto
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  31 h
End: Auckland

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa), Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra) and Taormina (Quattro Fontane di Taormina, Villa Comunale, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Villa Romana del Casale, get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, make a trip to Fontana dell'Elefante, and steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania road trip tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Catania is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Auckland to Catania, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Piazza Armerina, Etna Donkey Trekking, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale

3
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu, and identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Lampedusa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara

1
night
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 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Agrigento tour itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Lampedusa to Agrigento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Cefalu (Porta Pescara, Duomo di Cefalu, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, take an in-depth tour of Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Drago Artecontemporanea, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Monique Boutique, see the interesting displays at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea, make a trip to Grotte bue marino, then get outside with Cala Azzurra, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Pozzo.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana route builder app.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Isola di Favignana takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Torre Bennistra (in Scopello), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari, look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip maker site.

You can drive from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo in 2.5 hours. September in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castellammare del Golfo, Museum Of Optical Illusions
Highlights from your plan
Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

3
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Calamosche. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

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Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Noto by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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