38 days in Sicily Itinerary

38 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Palermo
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Agrigento
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Syracuse
— 7 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Lampedusa
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

4
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Satiro Danzante and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Get out of town with these interesting San Vito lo Capo side-trips: Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Calatafimi-Segesta (Tempio di Segesta & Teatro Greco di Segesta) and Erice (Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice & La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, and identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo journey planner.

Aberdeen, UK to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in June: high temperatures in San Vito lo Capo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mazara del Vallo, Trapani, Calatafimi-Segesta, Erice, Selinunte Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta

4
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.
Let the collections at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and Casa Museo Matteo Sercia capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Castello di Santa Caterina and Grotta del Pozzo. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Cala Azzurra, cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Cala San Nicola, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Preveto.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isola di Favignana online trip builder.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana in 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Isola di Favignana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino
Cala Azzurra ©
Cala Azzurra

7
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore hidden gems such as Chiesa del Gesu and Gole di Tiberio. Cattedrale di Palermo and Castello di Caccamo will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra), Castello Ventimiglia (in Castelbuono) and Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu, Cefalu Coast, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita, steep yourself in history at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Mirto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Isola di Favignana to Palermo takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cefalu, Caccamo, CIDMA: Mafia and Anti-Mafia Center Guided Visits, Gole di Tiberio, Castello Ventimiglia
Highlights from your plan
Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Museo dell'Acciuga
San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia

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 some historical perspective at Valle dei Templi and Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento and Museo Archeologico di Aidone. Get out of town with these interesting Agrigento side-trips: Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa (in Siculiana), Piazza Armerina (Villa Romana del Casale & Chiesa San Pietro) and Spiaggia della Rocca di San Nicola (in Licata). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, stroll through Cala Vincenzina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero, and kick back and relax at Lido Sabbia D'Oro.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Agrigento online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Realmonte, Sciacca, Piazza Armerina, Siculiana Marina, Favara
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa ©
Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa

4
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.
Visiting Piscina di Venere and Etna Donkey Trekking will get you outdoors. Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Castillo de Castelmola will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello (in Patti), Messina (Duomo di Messina & Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)) and Borgo Medievale (in Montalbano Elicona). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Milazzo, see EtnaExcursion.it, and don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Agrigento, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Taormina, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Patti, Castelmola, Linguaglossa, Milazzo, Messina
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari
Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cavagrande del Cassibile and Sampieri. Let the collections at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica and Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi capture your imagination. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Modica (Church of San Pietro & Cathedral of St. George), Scicli (in Scicli) and Duomo San Giorgio (in Ragusa). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Parco Marino del Plemmirio. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tonnara di Marzamemi, stroll through Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Modica, Scicli, Isola delle Correnti, Tonnara di Marzamemi
Highlights from your plan
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica ©
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo ©
Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

5
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Croce Beach. Visiting Sciatu Persu and Cala Maluk will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, and stroll through La Tabaccara.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip builder website.

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu

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