8 days in Islands of Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Islands of Sicily Itinerary

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Fly to Palermo, Ferry to Ustica
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Ustica
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Ferry to Palermo, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
Ferry to Trapani, Ferry to Pantelleria
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Pantelleria
— 1 night
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ustica

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ustica trip itinerary app.

Florence to Ustica is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Florence in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ustica, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Ustica

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia, and explore the activities along Egadi Sea.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ustica to Isola di Favignana in 8 hours. Traveling from Ustica in July, Isola di Favignana is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pantelleria.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Pantelleria

— 1 night
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. On the 7th (Wed), get outside with Favare Grande, make a trip to Cala Cinque Denti, explore the activities along Laghetto delle Ondine, then explore the activities along Lago di Venere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pantelleria trip maker.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Pantelleria by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. July in Pantelleria sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa travel planner.

Fly from Pantelleria to Lampedusa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lampedusa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Islands of Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · History Museums
The beaches of the islands of Sicily--seven of which are inhabited--are known for particularly thin sand reminiscent of talcum powder. The minor Sicilian islands form an archipelago, combining a variety of volcanic landscapes. While some of these satellite islands thrive on tourism, like the popular World Heritage-listed Aeolian Islands, others are tranquil and nearly deserted, like the Aegadian Islands. Sicily's islands offer a wealth of history, as well as plenty of things to do, like swimming, sailing, or hiking.