30 days in Sicily Itinerary

30 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily journey builder

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Lampedusa
— 4 nights
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Trapani
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 7 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
— 3 nights
Ferry to Milazzo, Bus to Taormina
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Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 6 nights
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Lampedusa

— 4 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Croce Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sciatu Persu and La Tabaccara. The adventure continues: make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, stroll through Spiagga Cala Francese, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Portu Ntoni, and get outside with Mare Morto.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lampedusa online travel planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lampedusa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lampedusa: highs are around 32°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Trapani.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trapani

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Di San Vito, stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda, stroll through Caletta del Bue Marino, then explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Segesta, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta, then get to know the fascinating history of La Tonnara di San Giuliano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trapani planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Trapani takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Trapani when traveling from Lampedusa in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotte bue marino and Cala Azzurra. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido Burrone and Spiaggia di Cala Rossa. Go for a jaunt from Isola di Favignana to Levanzo to see Grotta del Genovese about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Preveto, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isola di Favignana vacation planning site.

Ride a ferry from Trapani to Isola di Favignana in 1.5 hours. In July in Isola di Favignana, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palermo

— 7 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Kasbah Mazara del Vallo. Popular historic sites such as Chiesa del Gesu and Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Mazara del Vallo (Museo del Satiro Danzante & Teatro Garibaldi) and Cefalu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Lavatoio Medievale, &more). Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo attractions planner.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Palermo by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lipari

— 3 nights
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coral Beach and Spiaggia dell'Asino. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano and Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lipari: Isola Vulcano (Spiaggia del Cannitello, Capo Grillo, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Cala Junco, stroll through Mister Baffo Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bartolomeo Apostolo Extra Moenia, and see what you can catch with Gozzo Christian.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lipari trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Palermo to Lipari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Taormina

— 4 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.
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Castillo de Castelmola are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Piscina di Venere and Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Duomo di Messina (in Messina), Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello (in Patti) and Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova (in Milazzo). Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, walk around Villa Comunale, admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and do a tasting at Gambino Vini.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Taormina journey planner.

Getting from Lipari to Taormina by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Relax by the water at Scialai Comfort Beach Cafe and Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of St. George and Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo San Giorgio (in Ragusa), Modica (Church of San Pietro & Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica) and Scicli (Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, enjoy the sand and surf at Sampieri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Eloro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse road trip planning tool.

Getting from Taormina to Syracuse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.