15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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15 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Trapani
Drive:  30​min
1
Erice
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Monreale
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
5
Palermo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Cefalu
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
7
Agrigento
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
8
Realmonte
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Enna
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Piazza Armerina
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
11
Mazzarino
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Ragusa
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
13
Modica
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
14
Noto
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
15
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
16
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
17
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Milazzo
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
19
Lipari
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Messina

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Erice

Erice ©
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. On the 27th (Tue), stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, explore the ancient world of Castello di Venere, make a trip to IL Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico Erice, and finally make a trip to Chiesa DI San Martino.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Erice sightseeing planning site .

Trapani to Erice is an approximately half hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Erice

Historic Sites Shopping
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Castello di Venere ©
Castello di Venere
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico ©
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
Chiesa DI San Martino ©
Chiesa DI San Martino

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, make a trip to Grotte bue marino, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Erice to Isola di Favignana takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monreale.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

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Monreale

Monreale ©
Monreale is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Vintage Enoteca, take in the exciting artwork at Via delle Absidi, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano di Monreale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro dei Benedettini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monreale online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Monreale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Monreale

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Chiostro dei Benedettini ©
Chiostro dei Benedettini
Museo Diocesano di Monreale ©
Museo Diocesano di Monreale

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo sightseeing planning tool .

Palermo is just a stone's throw from Monreale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello
Catacombe dei Cappuccini ©
Catacombe dei Cappuccini

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Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, admire the masterpieces at Museo Mandralisca, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, then admire the landmark architecture of Chiostro della Cattedrale di Cefalu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Gibilmanna.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Cefalu online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Cefalu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Agrigento driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Agrigento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Realmonte.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Historic Sites
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Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola
Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello ©
Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello

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Realmonte

Realmonte ©
On the 2nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castello Chiaramonte, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, and then take an in-depth tour of Area Archeologica E Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Realmonte fast, fun, and easy.

Realmonte is very close to Agrigento. September in Realmonte sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Enna.

Things to do in Realmonte

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Siculiana, Area Archeologica E Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa
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Castello Chiaramonte ©
Castello Chiaramonte

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Enna

Enna
Enna is a city and comune located roughly at the center of Sicily, southern Italy, in the province of Enna, towering above the surrounding countryside. For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Enna trip planning tool .

You can drive from Realmonte to Enna in 2 hours. You'll set off for Piazza Armerina on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Enna

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Villa Romana del Casale has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Villa Romana del Casale, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Civilta Contadina, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Armerina.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Piazza Armerina trip planner .

Getting from Enna to Piazza Armerina by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mazzarino.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Museums
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Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina

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Mazzarino

Mazzarino ©
Mazzarino is a city and comune in the province of Caltanissetta in the region of Sicily, Italy.The city emerged in the second half of the 13th century. On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre Maria SS. della Purificazione and then enjoy breathtaking views from Castello di Mazzarino - U Cannuni.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mazzarino trip planner .

Getting from Piazza Armerina to Mazzarino by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ragusa.

Things to do in Mazzarino

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa Madre Maria SS. della Purificazione
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Ragusa

Ragusa
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ragusa online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mazzarino to Ragusa takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ragusa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toModica.

Things to do in Ragusa

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Modica

Modica ©
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, steep yourself in history at Scicli, get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, and finally stroll through Sampieri.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Modica trip itinerary builder .

Modica is just a short distance from Ragusa. September in Modica sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Modica

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Scicli
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Sampieri ©
Sampieri
Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

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Noto

Noto
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To plan Noto vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Modica to Noto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Syracuse.

Things to do in Noto

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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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.
You've now added Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Fontane Bianche, explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, delve into the distant past at Ara di Ierone, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Syracuse travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Noto to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Minoriti, then get impressive views of Mt Etna, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Puglisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, then take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Catania online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Azienda Agricola Puglisi
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Gole dell'Alcantara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Taormina holiday maker website .

You can take a train from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milazzo.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gambino Vini, Le Gole dell'Alcantara, Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena, Scuba & Snorkeling, Castillo de Castelmola
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini

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Milazzo

Milazzo
Milazzo is a town in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milazzo road trip tool .

You can drive from Taormina to Milazzo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milazzo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Milazzo

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Lipari

Lipari ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Coral Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, then explore the gorgeous colors at Cala Junco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lipari tour planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Milazzo to Lipari takes 1.5 hours. In September in Lipari, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry back home.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Junco
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Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani

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