32 days in Sicily, Naples & Bari Itinerary

32 days in Sicily, Naples & Bari Itinerary

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32 days in Sicily, Naples & Bari Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Patti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Taormina
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Catania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Noto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Pozzallo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Ferla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Ragusa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Caltagirone
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Piazza Armerina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Palermo
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Bari
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  18 h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Patti

Patti
Patti is a town and comune in northeastern Sicily, southern Italy, administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina, on the western shore of the gulf of the same name. On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscina di Venere, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, and then explore the ancient world of Sito archeologico di Tindari (Patti, Me).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Patti tour itinerary planning site .

Washington DC, USA to Patti is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Patti is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in Patti to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Patti

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Milazzo, Spiaggia Capo Calava
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere

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nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza IX Aprile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, head off the coast to Isola Bella, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Patti to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gambino Vini, Scuba & Snorkeling, Castillo de Castelmola
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Etna Donkey Trekking and Etnaland. Go for a jaunt from Catania to Trecastagni to see EtnaExcursion.it about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Etna.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Catania online vacation maker .

You can drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

EtnaExcursion.it, Etna Donkey Trekking, Etnaland
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Etnaland ©
Etnaland

2
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Calamosche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): head off the coast to Ortigia and then contemplate the waterfront views at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Noto trip planner .

Drive from Catania to Noto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pozzallo.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ortigia
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Spiaggia Calamosche ©
Spiaggia Calamosche
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Pozzallo

Pozzallo ©
Pozzallo is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. On the 1st (Mon), kick back and relax at Sampieri and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Gli Aromi Sicily, delve into the distant past at La Fornace Penna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, then get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and finally explore the ancient world of Torre Cabrera.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pozzallo vacation planner .

You can drive from Noto to Pozzallo in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ferla.

Things to do in Pozzallo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Scicli, Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo ©
Sampieri ©
Sampieri
Gli Aromi Sicily ©
Gli Aromi Sicily

1
night
Ferla

Ferla
Ferla is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): find something for the whole family at Parcallario Adventure Park into the Monti Iblei.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ferla online visit planner .

You can drive from Pozzallo to Ferla in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ragusa.

Things to do in Ferla

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parcallario Adventure Park into the Monti Iblei

2
nights
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Donnafugata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Donnalucata, then steep yourself in history at Scicli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Duomo San Giorgio and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ragusa itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ferla to Ragusa in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Caltagirone.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scicli, Castello di Donnafugata, Cathedral of St. George
Highlights from your plan
Scicli ©
Scicli
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio

3
nights
Caltagirone

Caltagirone ©
Caltagirone is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, on the island (and region) of Sicily, southern Italy, about 70km southwest of Catania. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): have fun and explore at Mostra dei Pupi Siciliani and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Giuliano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Federico II di Svevia, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico di Gela, then stop by Ceramiche Artistiche Sammartino e Delfino, and finally browse the exhibits of Galleria Luigi Sturzo.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Caltagirone sightseeing website .

You can drive from Ragusa to Caltagirone in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Caltagirone, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Caltagirone

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gela
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico di Gela ©
Museo Archeologico di Gela
Cattedrale di San Giuliano ©
Cattedrale di San Giuliano

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind La Dea di Morgantina, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico di Aidone, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sicilia Outlet Village, and finally make a trip to Piazza Armerina. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Villa Romana del Casale, see the interesting displays at Museo della Civilta Contadina, then don't miss a visit to Duomo di Enna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Lombardia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Piazza Armerina journey builder website .

Piazza Armerina is just a stone's throw from Caltagirone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Aidone, Enna, Sicilia Outlet Village
Highlights from your plan
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Museo della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo della Civilta Contadina
Duomo di Enna ©
Duomo di Enna

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.
Kids will enjoy Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico (in Erice), Museo del sale (in Trapani) and Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci). It doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di Macari and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo day trip app .

You can drive from Piazza Armerina to San Vito lo Capo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. In July in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grotta Mangiapane, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

3
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico and then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum and then make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Palermo to Naples by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then meet the residents at Zoosafari, and then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bari trip planner .

Getting from Naples to Bari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bari

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Grotte di Castellana, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Zoosafari
Highlights from your plan
Zoosafari ©
Zoosafari
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola

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