25 days in Sicily Itinerary

25 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Catania
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Catania
— 1 night
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Scicli
— 1 night
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Modica
— 1 night
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Ragusa
— 1 night
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Agrigento
— 3 nights
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Marinella di Selinunte
— 3 nights
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Trapani
— 3 nights
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Calatafimi-Segesta
— 1 night
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San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Cefalu
— 3 nights
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Messina
— 1 night
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Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Catania vacation builder site.

Tropea to Catania is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Scicli.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites
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Scicli

— 1 night
Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Scicli trip builder site.

You can drive from Catania to Scicli in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Modica.

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Historic Sites
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Modica

— 1 night
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Rimembranze and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Modica.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Modica trip planner.

Modica is just a stone's throw from Scicli. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ragusa.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ragusa

— 1 night

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Teatro Donnafugata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Basilica Maria SS Annunziata, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre - Parrocchia Santa Maria delle Stelle. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Duomo San Giorgio, examine the collection at Obsculta - Museo Benedettino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giuseppe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Itria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista.

Plan trip to Ragusa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Ragusa is very close to Modica. In June in Ragusa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 3 nights

Valley of the Temples

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valle dei Templi and Santuario di San Calogero. Step out of the city life by going to Siculiana Marina's Beach and Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Platani. Explore Agrigento's surroundings by going to Naro (Chiesa di San Francesco & Castello dei Chiaramonte). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero Santo Spirito, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, head outdoors with La Spiaggetta, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Pirandello.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Agrigento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Ragusa in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agrigento: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Marinella di Selinunte

— 3 nights
Marinella di Selinunte, also known as Marinella, is a southern Italian village and hamlet of Castelvetrano, a municipality in the Province of Trapani, Sicily. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di San Domenico and Chiesa del Carmine (santuario di Maria Santissima dell'Udienza). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Porto Palo di Menfi and Lido Selene. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marinella di Selinunte: Sambuca di Sicilia (Quartiere Saraceno, Chiesa Madre o Matrice, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Selinunte Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita di Delia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Porto Palo, and take in the exciting artwork at Pensiero Contemporaneo.

Make your Marinella di Selinunte itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Marinella di Selinunte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Agrigento in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marinella di Selinunte, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trapani

— 3 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Spiaggia di Cala Rossa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum Of Optical Illusions and Visita alle grotte di Favignana con le barche dei pescatori. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti, don't miss a visit to Chiesa DI San Martino, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Porta Oscura e Torre Dell'orologio.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trapani day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marinella di Selinunte to Trapani takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Trapani can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Trapani

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Calatafimi-Segesta

— 1 night
Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Eufemio.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Calatafimi-Segesta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trapani to Calatafimi-Segesta in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Calatafimi-Segesta are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites · Museums

San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Visit Caletta del Bue Marino and Lido Acqua Azzurra for some beach relaxation. Santuario Di San Vito and Tonnara del Secco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Santa Margherita, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda, cool off at Lido San Vito, and get outside with YMCA San Vito Climbing House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Calatafimi-Segesta to San Vito lo Capo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Matteo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro dei Benedettini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di San Mercurio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, examine the collection at Palazzo Asmundo Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cefalu

— 3 nights
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Visit Lido Giglio and Lido Angeli del Mare for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario Gibilmanna and Piazza del Duomo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cefalu: Teatro Pietra Rosa (in Pollina), Basilica San Pietro (in Collesano) and Castelbuono (Castello dei Ventimiglia, Chiesa Maria SS. Assunta - Matrice Vecchia, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Isnello, delve into the distant past at Mura Megalitiche, and stop by Cefalu Coast.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cefalu trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Cefalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Messina.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Messina

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Carmine di Messina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario S.Antonio, then get a dose of the wild on Trip Of Sicily, and finally head outdoors with Colli San Rizzo.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Messina trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Cefalu to Messina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Messina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Messina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Province of Ragusa travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Beaches
Ragusa is a city and comune in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Ragusa, on the island of Sicily, with 73,288 inhabitants in 2016. It is built on a wide limestone hill between two deep valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.HistoryThe origins of Ragusa can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, when there were several Sicel settlements in the area. The current district of Ragusa Ibla has been identified as Hybla Heraea.The ancient city, located on a, 300m high hill, came into contact with nearby Greek colonies, and grew thanks to the nearby port of Camerina. Following a short period of Carthaginian rule, it fell into the hands of the ancient Romans and the Byzantines, who fortified the city and built a large castle. Ragusa was occupied by the Arabs in 848 AD, remaining under their rule until the 11th century, when the Normans conquered it. Selected as County seat, its first Count was Geoffrey, son of Count Ruggero of Sicily.

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