33 days in Sicily Itinerary

33 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Catania
— 1 day
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Mascali
— 7 nights
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Noto
— 2 nights
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Portopalo di Capo Passero
— 2 nights
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Pozzallo
— 1 night
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Scicli
— 2 nights
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Modica
— 2 nights
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
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Giardini Naxos
— 2 nights
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Messina
— 2 nights
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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Acireale
— 2 nights
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Gela
— 1 night
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Licata
— 1 night
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive to Pozzallo, Ferry to Valletta

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Catania

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.
Mt Etna has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Etnaland, get impressive views of Mt Etna, hunt for treasures at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, then get a dose of the wild on Etnatao Etna Excursions, and finally stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary builder.

Valletta, Malta to Catania is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mascali.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mascali

Mascali is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170km east of Palermo and about 30km northeast of Catania.The town of Mascali was entirely rebuilt after its almost complete destruction by lava from the nearby Etna in 1928. Head to Oro d'Etna and Sportivo Emozioni Sensazionifor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Etna Donkey Trekking and Il Picciolo Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Linguaglossa (Vivera Etna Winery & Cantine Don Saro), Zafferana Etnea (Parco Comunale & Chiesa di Santa Maria della Provvidenza) and Randazzo (Wines of Etna - Vini dell'Etna, Basilica di Santa Maria, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lido Luna Rossa, relax in the rural setting at Asilat Asilandia - Latte di Asina, take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Cottone, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jaanta bi Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mascali using our trip planner.

Drive from Catania to Mascali in an hour. July in Mascali sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Syracuse.

Things to do in Mascali

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Syracuse

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Teatro Greco as well as Duomo di Siracusa. On the 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Ortigia, look for gifts at Caseificio Borderi, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Arenella, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, then stroll through Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip planner.

You can drive from Mascali to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Noto

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. You've now added Centro Storico to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally steep yourself in history at Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia Calamosche, look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola, explore the fascinating underground world of Cavagrande del Cassibile, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agua Beach Resort, and finally take in the waterfront at Lido San Lorenzo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Noto in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Portopalo di Capo Passero.

Things to do in Noto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Portopalo di Capo Passero

Portopalo di Capo Passero is a comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Isola delle Correnti, then kick back and relax at Scialai Comfort Beach Cafe, and then stroll through Lido Playa Carratois. On the next day, head outdoors with Lido Blu White, then make a trip to Tonnara di Marzamemi, and then kick back and relax at Baia Kaibo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portopalo di Capo Passero trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Noto to Portopalo di Capo Passero in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Portopalo di Capo Passero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Pozzallo.

Things to do in Portopalo di Capo Passero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Pozzallo

Pozzallo is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Isola Verde, then stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Cirica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss Annunziata, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pozzallo trip maker site.

Getting from Portopalo di Capo Passero to Pozzallo by car takes about an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Scicli.

Things to do in Pozzallo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Scicli

Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Scicli, explore the ancient world of La Fornace Penna, then stroll through Sampieri, and finally don't miss a visit to La Casa di Montalbano. On your second day here, stroll through Aziz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cava d'Aliga, get a taste of life in the country at Gli Aromi Sicily, browse the exhibits of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then stop by Gabinetto del Sindaco (Sala Montalbano), and finally make a trip to Villa Penna E Convento Dei Cappuccini.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Scicli road trip planning app.

Scicli is very close to Pozzallo. In July in Scicli, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Modica.

Things to do in Scicli

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Modica

Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. On the 27th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Cava d'Ispica, examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, examine the collection at Museo della Memoria, then step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Conti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natale Salvatore Quasimodo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro, take an in-depth tour of Museo Medico Tommaso Campailla, then examine the collection at Museo del Cioccolato di Modica, then stop by Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Gesu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Modica route planning app.

Modica is just a short distance from Scicli. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ragusa.

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Ragusa

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Donnafugata, enjoy the sand and surf at Donnalucata, look for gifts at Libreria Samarcanda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Palazzo Zacco, admire the natural beauty at Giardini Iblei, don't miss a visit to Teatro Donnafugata, look for gifts at Falpala', then look for gifts at Krete Handmade Pottery Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Giorgio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ragusa trip itinerary planner.

Ragusa is just a stone's throw from Modica. July in Ragusa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Giardini Naxos.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Le Gole dell'Alcantara and then walk around Alcantara River Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lido Europa, examine the collection at Museo archeologico di Naxos, pick up some new knowledge with BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia San Marco, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Giardini Naxos trip planner.

Drive from Ragusa to Giardini Naxos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ragusa in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Giardini Naxos, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Messina on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Giardini Naxos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Messina

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscina di Venere. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Milazzo, ponder the design of Fontana di Orione, then don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Messina day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Giardini Naxos to Messina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Messina when traveling from Giardini Naxos in August, with lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Legendary Sicily. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then stroll around Villa Comunale, then delve into the distant past with Legendary Sicily, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Taormina Glass Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Beach Taormina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna, and finally look for gifts at Stroscio Gioielli.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Messina to Taormina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Acireale.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Acireale

Acireale is a coastal city and comune in the north-east of the Metropolitan City of Catania, Sicily, southern Italy, at the foot of Mount Etna, on the coast facing the Ionian Sea. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Casa delle Farfalle, then get interesting insight from EtnaExcursion.it, then view the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Zelantea, and finally admire the striking features of Diocesi Di Acireale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Artistiche Micale, examine the collection at Mostra Permanente delle Uniformi Storiche, then stroll through Faro Sant'Anna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido dei Ciclopi, and finally make a trip to Aci Trezza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Acireale trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Acireale takes an hour. Traveling from Taormina in August, Acireale is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Gela.

Things to do in Acireale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Gela

Gela, is a city and comune in the Autonomous Region of Sicily, the largest for area and population in the island's southern coast. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Federico II di Svevia, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Biviere, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Gela, and finally make a trip to Manfria.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gela trip website.

Traveling by car from Acireale to Gela takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Acireale in August since evenings lows in Gela dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Licata.

Things to do in Gela

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Licata

Licata is a city and comune located on the south coast of Sicily, at the mouth of the Salso River (the ancient Himera), about midway between Agrigento and Gela. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mollarella, enjoy the sand and surf at Mandy Beach, then don't miss a visit to Marina di Cala del Sole, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di Sant'angelo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Licata vacation planning website.

You can drive from Gela to Licata in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Agrigento.

Things to do in Licata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

2
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Agrigento

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.
Valle dei Templi has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cristiana Creatrice di Gioielli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Palo di Menfi, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca, and finally look for gifts at Profumeria Interlandi.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Agrigento trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Licata to Agrigento in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

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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.