30 days in Sicily Itinerary

30 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
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Syracuse
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 5 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 8 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
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Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, enjoy the sand and surf at Sponges Cala, stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lampedusa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lampedusa, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Syracuse

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and Art Gallery Marini & Pannuzzo. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siracusa and Ragusa Ibla. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Ben&fit Spa & Fitness (in Grammichele), Ruderi della Chiesa di Sant'Andrea (in Buccheri) and Buscemi Paese Museo (in Buscemi). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Sudestasi Contemporanea, head off the coast to Ortigia, take an in-depth tour of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Syracuse attractions planner.

Fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Taormina

— 5 nights
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.
Visit Ancient Theatre of Taormina and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Pastificio Il Mattarello and Museo Salvatore Incorpora. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Chiesa Maria SS. del Rosario - Fleri (in Zafferana Etnea), Winery Patria (in Solicchiata) and Rovittello (Fischetti & Tenuta di Fessina). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Isola Bella, take a stroll around Piazza del Duomo di Acireale, view the masterpieces at Kerameion, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Zelantea.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Taormina sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Sala Espositiva delle Vare - Associazione Giovedi Santo and Museo Etnoantropologico. Valle dei Templi and Villa Romana del Casale will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Agrigento side-trips: Piazza Armerina (Museo della Civilta Contadina & Museo Della Civilta Mineraria), Sciacca (Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, Mercato del Pesce, &more) and Pensiero Contemporaneo (in Marinella di Selinunte). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Sicilia Outlet Village, relax in the rural setting at Regaleali, indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agrigento trip builder.

Getting from Taormina to Agrigento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Agrigento are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Palermo

— 8 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Cattedrale di Palermo and Catacombe dei Cappuccini will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo dell'Acciuga and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese. Venture out of the city with trips to Cefalu (Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento & Cefalu Coast), Castelbuono (Putia Sicilian Creativity & Castello dei Ventimiglia) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", view the masterpieces at Via delle Absidi, get a taste of the local shopping with Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), and stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip planner.

Drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Centro di Cultura Scientifica Ettore Majorana and then stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.