37 days in Sicily Itinerary

37 days in Sicily Itinerary

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37 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  28​h
1
Taormina
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Syracuse
— 7 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Agrigento
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4​h
5
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Palermo
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Milazzo (Castello di Milazzo, Antiquarium D. Ryolo, & more), Messina (Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) & Duomo di Messina) and Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taormina vacation maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Taormina is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Taormina hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milazzo, Patti, Linguaglossa, Messina, Le Gole dell'Alcantara
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla & Duomo San Giorgio), Scicli (Pezza Filippa, Palazzo Spadaro, & more) and Modica (Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica & Cathedral of St. George). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse travel planner .

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Parrochia San Paolo Apostolo Solarino
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, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, stroll through La Tabaccara, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa holiday maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Agrigento.

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

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: Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola (in Licata), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Saint Maria of Monte (in Caltagirone). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, engage your brain at Casa Museo del Sapone, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Guastanella.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrigento travel route planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Lampedusa to Agrigento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Agrigento are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sciacca, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola, Scala dei Turchi, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

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

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Trapani (Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco & Museum Of Optical Illusions). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, stroll through Spiaggia di Macari, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2.5 hours. In September in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trapani, Tempio di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

8
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Rocca di Cefalu, Cefalu Coast, & more), Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palermo trip planning site .

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Museo dell'Acciuga, 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

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