57 days in Sicily Itinerary

57 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily journey planner

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Messina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 8 nights
Drive
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Catania
— 7 nights
Drive
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Noto
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly to Catania, Bus to Agrigento
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Agrigento
— 8 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Castellammare del Golfo
— 1 night
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo
— 11 nights

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Messina

— 4 nights
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Museo del Tesoro di San Placido. Relax by the water at Tropea Beach and Piscina di Venere. Get out of town with these interesting Messina side-trips: Kalispa Beauty e Relax (in San Giorgio), The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola (in Tropea) and Piedigrotta Church (in Pizzo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, make a trip to Basilica Santuario S.Antonio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Messina trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Lamezia Terme Airport and Comiso Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Taormina

— 8 nights
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.
Let the collections at Good Fellas Art Studio and Museo Salvatore Incorpora capture your imagination. Visiting Isola Bella and Piano Provenzana will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa), Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia) and Minibottles Gallery (in Francavilla di Sicilia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, see the interesting displays at Pavone Francesco, stroll around Villa Comunale, and shop like a local with Kerameion.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taormina route maker website.

Getting from Messina to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Catania

— 7 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastero dei Benedettini and Villa Romana del Casale. Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 and Museo Civico Castello Ursino will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Piazza Armerina (Gran Priorato di Sant’Andrea & Piazza Armerina), Zafferana Etnea (Etna Passion & Chiesa Maria SS. del Rosario - Fleri) and Museo del Carretto Siciliano (in Aci Sant'Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere, learn about winemaking at Benanti Winery, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Catania day trip tool.

Drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Noto

— 7 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Get outdoors at Spiaggia Calamosche and Ortigia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Teatro Greco and Centro Storico. Get out of town with these interesting Noto side-trips: Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa, Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), &more), Ragusa (Zuleima, Museo del Duomo, &more) and Modica (Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, Museo Casa Natale Salvatore Quasimodo, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Domenico, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Noto road trip website.

You can drive from Catania to Noto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and finally make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, and then stroll through Sciatu Persu.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Noto to Lampedusa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Agrigento

— 8 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.
Valle dei Templi and Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca and Playa Lido Rossello. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Manfredonico o Castello di Mussomeli (in Mussomeli), Sciacca (Il Castello Incantato & Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca) and Siculiana (Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness, indulge your taste buds at Regaleali, explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Chiaramonte, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Etnoantropologico.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento journey planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Agrigento in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lampedusa in March since evenings lows in Agrigento dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo

— 8 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visiting Spiaggia di Mondello and Madonie a Passo lento will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Museo dell'Acciuga and Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast), Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, examine the collection at Palazzo Abatellis, view the masterpieces at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas".

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Palermo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Castellammare del Golfo

— 1 night
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Alcamese d'Arte Sacra.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Castellammare del Golfo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Castellammare del Golfo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Castellammare del Golfo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo

— 11 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico and Museo Whitaker. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Cala Rossa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Marsala (Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala, &more), Trapani (Chiesa di San Pietro, Salus, &more) and Egadi Sea (in Isola di Favignana). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di Macari, explore the world behind art at Mems - Museo di Erice La Montagna del Signore, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, and explore the engaging exhibits at Erice in Miniatura.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo vacation planning site.

Drive from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito lo Capo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

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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.