36 days in Sicily Itinerary

36 days in Sicily Itinerary

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36 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Taxi:  13​h 30​min
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Palermo
— 8 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Agrigento
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 45​min
6
Syracuse
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Taormina
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Trapani (Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco & Museum Of Optical Illusions) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo day trip tool .

Newark, USA to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Vito lo Capo is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Vito lo Capo: highs are around 75°F and lows about 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trapani, Tempio di Segesta, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Highlights from your plan
Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

3
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.
Isola di Favignana is known for museums, beaches, wildlife, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, look for gifts at I Veri Sapori Favignanesi, Head underground at Grotta del Pozzo, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

8
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese), Cefalu (Lavatoio Medievale, Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, & more) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palermo trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Isola di Favignana to Palermo takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Duomo di Monreale, Chiesa di San Domenico
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agrigento: Saint Maria of Monte (in Caltagirone), Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola (in Licata) and Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria La Nova - Cattedrale di Caltanissetta, take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, and savor the flavors at Regaleali.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Agrigento are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Villa Romana del Casale, Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola, Saint Maria of Monte, Santa Maria La Nova - Cattedrale di Caltanissetta, Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

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, wildlife, nightlife, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Capo Ponente.

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Traveling by ferry from Agrigento to Lampedusa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

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

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.
Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Ragusa (Duomo San Giorgio & Ragusa Ibla), Modica (Sotto San Pietro, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, & more) and Noto (Spiaggia Calamosche, Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, & more). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, contemplate the long history of Scicli, and wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Chiesa di Santa Venera
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Linguaglossa (Vivera Etna Winery, Etna Donkey Trekking, & more), Motta Camastra (Centro Storico & Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park) and Messina (Colli San Rizzo, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), & more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Isola Bella, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lungomare Andrea Doria, and get outside with Baia di Sant' Antonio.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary app .

Getting from Syracuse to Taormina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Taormina, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Linguaglossa, Messina, Motta Camastra, Milazzo, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

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