39 days in Sicily Itinerary

39 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily travel route planner

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Lampedusa
— 4 nights
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Syracuse
— 5 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Stromboli
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Stromboli
— 2 nights
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Panarea
— 2 nights
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Filicudi
— 1 night
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Lipari
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Isola Vulcano
— 2 nights
Ferry to Milazzo, Drive to Agrigento
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Agrigento
— 3 nights
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Marinella di Selinunte
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 5 nights
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Calatafimi-Segesta
— 1 night
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Pantelleria
— 3 nights
Ferry to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
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— 3 nights
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Lampedusa

— 4 nights
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, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Lampedusa is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for slightly colder days in Lampedusa, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Syracuse

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Isola delle Correnti (in Portopalo di Capo Passero), Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla & Museo del Duomo) and Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Avola). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

Start your trip to Syracuse by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Lampedusa to Syracuse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Stromboli.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromboli

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Strombolicchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, then learn more about the world around you at Centro Visitatori INGV, then contemplate the geological forces at Stromboli, and finally stroll through Ficogrande.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stromboli trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Syracuse to Stromboli in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. July in Stromboli sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Panarea.

Things to do in Stromboli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Panarea

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get outside with Cala degli Zimmari Villaggio preistorico and then identify plant and animal life at Cala Junco. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Panarea, and then head off the coast to Capo Milazzese.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Panarea trip planner.

You can travel from Stromboli to Panarea in 2 hours. In July in Panarea, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Filicudi.

Things to do in Panarea

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Filicudi

— 1 night
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Solarium Lidalina.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Filicudi trip planning website.

Getting from Panarea to Filicudi by journey takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Filicudi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Lipari

— 2 nights
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Coral Beach, make a trip to EX Cave Pomice, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally head outdoors with Blu Lounge.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lipari trip planning tool.

You can travel from Filicudi to Lipari in 3 hours. In July in Lipari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Isola Vulcano.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Isola Vulcano

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Centro Operativo INGV "Marcello Carapezza" - Vulcano, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scalata al Cratere, and then take in the natural beauty of Terme di Vulcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Capo Grillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dell'Asino, get outside with Spiaggia del Cannitello, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Nera, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia Negra.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isola Vulcano travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lipari to Isola Vulcano by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Agrigento

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agrigento: Siculiana (Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana & Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi, get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and don't miss a visit to Statua di Icaro caduto.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Agrigento trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isola Vulcano to Agrigento in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Agrigento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Marinella di Selinunte

— 2 nights
Marinella di Selinunte, also known as Marinella, is a southern Italian village and hamlet of Castelvetrano, a municipality in the Province of Trapani, Sicily. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kasbah Mazara del Vallo, don't miss a visit to Teatro Garibaldi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Salvatore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pensiero Contemporaneo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Sabbiosa a Mazara del Vallo, then examine the collection at Museo del Satiro Danzante, and finally steep yourself in history at Cretto di Burri.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Marinella di Selinunte tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Marinella di Selinunte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Agrigento in July since evenings lows in Marinella di Selinunte dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Palermo

— 5 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu, Cefalu Coast, &more) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Palermo road trip website.

Drive from Marinella di Selinunte to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Calatafimi-Segesta

— 1 night
Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta and then explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Calatafimi-Segesta sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Calatafimi-Segesta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Calatafimi-Segesta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pantelleria.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites

Pantelleria

— 3 nights
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra, is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100km southwest of Sicily and 60km east of the Tunisian coast. Pantelleria is known for nature, wineries, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Balata dei Turchi, make a trip to Cala Cinque Denti, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the activities along Laghetto delle Ondine.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pantelleria trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Calatafimi-Segesta to Pantelleria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Pantelleria can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Isola di Favignana

— 3 nights
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: get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), stop by I Veri Sapori Favignanesi, and kick back and relax at Lido Burrone.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isola di Favignana planner.

Getting from Pantelleria to Isola di Favignana by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In July in Isola di Favignana, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
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 a short trip to Centro Culturale Espositivo del Marmo in Custonaci (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, kick back and relax at Caletta del Bue Marino, look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.

Province of Syracuse travel guide

3.8
Islands · Beaches · Ruins
Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea.The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city. Described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it equaled Athens in size during the fifth century BC. It later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. After this Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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Aeolian Islands travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Volcanos · Outdoor Activities
Named for the Greek god of wind by early settlers, the Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago of unspoiled natural wonders and historical charm. Stromboli, made famous by the Ingrid Bergman film of the same name, is a popular among nature enthusiasts who come to hike the island's volcano. The twin-peaked island of Salina offers a busy port full of trendy boutiques and small eateries. Explore the popular vacation locale of Panarea, with its alluring beaches and high-end shopping and fine dining. You can escape to the less-populated Alicudi, where donkeys are the only mode of transportation, to enjoy a tranquil island atmosphere.

Province of Agrigento travel guide

3.9
Ruins · Geologic Formations · Landmarks
Agrigento is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas, one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece with population estimates in the range of 200,000 to 800,000 before 406 BC.HistoryAgrigento was founded on a plateau overlooking the sea, with two nearby rivers, the Hypsas and the Akragas, and a ridge to the north offering a degree of natural fortification. Its establishment took place around 582-580 BC and is attributed to Greek colonists from Gela, who named it Akragas.Akragas grew rapidly, becoming one of the richest and most famous of the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia. It came to prominence under the 6th-century tyrants Phalaris and Theron, and became a democracy after the overthrow of Theron's son Thrasydaeus. At this point the city could have been as large as 100,000 to 200,000 people. Although the city remained neutral in the conflict between Athens and Syracuse, its democracy was overthrown when the city was sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 BC. Akragas never fully recovered its former status, though it revived to some extent under Timoleon in the latter part of the 4th century.

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Province of Trapani travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Ruins · Wildlife Areas
Trapani is a city and comune on the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Trapani. Founded by Elymians, the city is still an important fishing port and the main gateway to the nearby Egadi Islands.HistoryTrapani was founded by the Elymians to serve as the port of the nearby city of Erice (ancient Eryx), which overlooks it from Monte San Giuliano. The city sits on a low-lying promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea.It was originally named Drepana or Drépanon from the Greek word for "sickle", because of the curving shape of its harbour. Carthage seized control of the city in 260 BC, subsequently making it an important naval base, but ceded it to Rome in 241 BC following the Battle of the Aegates in the First Punic War.Two ancient legends tell of mythical origins for the city. In the first legend, Trapani stemmed from the sickle which fell from the hands of the goddess Demeter while she was seeking for her daughter Persephone, who had been kidnapped by Hades. The second myth features Kronos, who eviscerated his father Ouranos, god of the sky, with a sickle which, falling into the sea, created the city. In ancient times, Saturn was the god-protector of Trapani. Today, Saturn's statue stands in a piazza in the centre of the city.

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Province of Palermo travel guide

4.2
Churches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower'). Palermo then became a possession of Carthage, before becoming part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. The Greeks named the city Panormus meaning 'complete port'. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. The Arabs shifted the Greek name into Balarme (بَلَرْم), the root for Palermo's present-day name. Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Frederick II Holy Roman Emperor and Conrad IV of Germany, King of the Romans. Eventually Sicily would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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