45 days in Sicily Itinerary

45 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Train to Cologne Bonn, Fly to San Vito lo Capo
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San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
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Fly to Pantelleria, Ferry to Terminal Traghetti - Porto, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 4 nights
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 10 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 6 nights
Drive
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Noto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Catania
— 9 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 6 nights
Fly to Brussels, Train to Maastricht

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San Vito lo Capo

— 4 nights
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: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari, stop by Enoteca Dioniso, and make a trip to Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo trip maker tool.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Maastricht in August, with highs in San Vito lo Capo at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grotta del Genovese in Levanzo (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, make a trip to Visita alle grotte di Favignana con le barche dei pescatori, head outdoors with Cala Azzurra, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Burrone.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana in 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Palermo

— 10 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Castello Grifeo - Museo Regionale di Preistoria del Belice (in Partanna), Cefalu (Mura Megalitiche, Duomo di Cefalu, &more) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palermo driving holiday site.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agrigento: Sciacca (Basilica Maria Santissima del Soccorso, Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, &more) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa (in Siculiana). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Lucchesiana, and take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agrigento trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Noto.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Noto

— 5 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Noto side-trips: Syracuse (Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, Duomo di Siracusa, &more), Modica (Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica & Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta) and Ragusa (Sudestasi Contemporanea & Ragusa Ibla). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, kick back and relax at Agua Beach Resort, and stroll through Spiaggia Marianelli.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noto trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Noto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Catania

— 9 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Piazza Armerina (Palazzo Trigona della Floresta, Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie, &more), Taormina (Taormina Glass Gallery, Porta Catania di Taormina, &more) and Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etna Donkey Trekking, do a tasting at Gambino Vini, get interesting insight from Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Catania day trip planner.

Drive from Noto to Catania in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Catania, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 6 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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente, kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, and identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa road trip planner.

Fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 3 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

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.