33 days in Sicily Itinerary

33 days in Sicily Itinerary

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33 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Palermo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Agrigento
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Taormina
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Syracuse
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Detroit

6
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Palermo and Museo dell'Acciuga. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Monreale and Catacombe dei Cappuccini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu, Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, & more), Drago Artecontemporanea (in Bagheria) and Castello di Carini (in Carini). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and explore the world behind art at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary planning tool .

Detroit, USA to Palermo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cefalu, Camporeale, Monreale, Bagheria, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tempio di Segesta and Santuario Di San Vito are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Le Delizie di Venere (in Erice) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Delizie di Venere, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, examine the collection at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Rossa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), stop by L'Arte del Creare, then make a trip to Grotte bue marino, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Scalo Cavallo.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

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

4
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Azienda Agricola Montalbano and Mercato del Pesce. Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) and Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Agrigento: Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca (in Sciacca), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua (in San Biagio Platani). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Etnoantropologico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Zolfara.

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

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Agrigento when traveling from Isola di Favignana in November, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sciacca, Museo della Zolfara, Azienda Agricola Montalbano, Villa Romana del Casale, Museo della Memoria e del Territorio
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Good Fellas Art Studio and Gambino Vini. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Salvatore Incorpora and Kerameion. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmento Costanzo (in Passopisciaro), Pastificio Il Mattarello (in Bronte) and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale (in Randazzo). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Isola Bella, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Domenico de Guzman di Taormina, make a trip to Corso Umberto, and explore the ancient world of Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Agrigento to Taormina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castiglione di Sicilia, Linguaglossa, Castelmola, Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, Chiesa di San Giovanni di Malta - San Placido e Compagni Martiri
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

6
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi and Sudestasi Contemporanea. Parco Archeologico della Neapolis and Greek Theater will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ragusa (Salumeria La Botteguccia & Ragusa Ibla), Buscemi Paese Mueseo (in Buscemi) and Modica (Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, & more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Ortigia, browse the exhibits of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse travel route website .

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Buscemi Paese Museo
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

4
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sciatu Persu, don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra, and look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C..

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Syracuse to Lampedusa by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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