38 days in Sicily Itinerary

38 days in Sicily Itinerary

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38 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Catania
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Palermo
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Isola di Favignana
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4​h
5
Agrigento
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Catania
— 10 nights
End: Catania

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, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip itinerary planner.

Catania to Lampedusa is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Catania in October, Lampedusa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

9
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 Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Cefalu (Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, Cefalu Coast, & more) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Conte Federico, examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Palermo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Castelvetrano, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo route maker tool .

You can drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. October in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

5
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.
Step out of Isola di Favignana to go to Levanzo and see Grotta del Genovese, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Cala Azzurra, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana tour website .

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana takes 2.5 hours. November in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grotta del Genovese
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Agrigento side-trips: Sciacca (Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, Casa Museo del Sapone, & more), Regaleali (in Vallelunga Pratameno) and Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola (in Licata). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento takes 4 hours. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Agrigento. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sciacca, Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana, Santuario Madonna dell'Olio, Santa Maria La Nova - Cattedrale di Caltanissetta, Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Ortigia, Syracuse Cathedral, & more), Apicoltura Cannizzaro (in Caltagirone) and Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Isola Bella, see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Catania takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Noto, Scicli, Ragusa
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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