18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Milo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Taormina
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Noto
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Modica
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
6
Ragusa
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Milo

Milo ©
Milo is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 160km southeast of Palermo and about 25km north of Catania.Milo borders the following municipalities: Giarre, Sant'Alfio, Zafferana Etnea. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Luna Rossa and then stroll through Lido Venice Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with EtnaExcursion.it - Day Excursions and then learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Barone di Villagrande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milo itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Milo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Milo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect nights in Milo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Milo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mascali, EtnaExcursion.it
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EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it
Lido Luna Rossa ©
Lido Luna Rossa

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa), Gole Alcantara Terralcantara (in Motta Camastra) and Catania (Piazza Duomo, Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Greek Theatre, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario S.Antonio, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale Gran Camposanto.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taormina trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Milo to Taormina in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taormina when traveling from Milo in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Messina, Catania, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

3
nights
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.
Syracuse is known for historic sites, nature, sightseeing, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Ortigia, kick back and relax at Arenella Beach, stroll through Lido Le Nereidi, and explore the ancient world of Greek Theater.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

2
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Calamosche and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Noto. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Salvatore, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agua Beach Resort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Noto online itinerary creator.

Noto is just a stone's throw from Syracuse. In July, daily temperatures in Noto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Modica.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia Calamosche ©
Spiaggia Calamosche
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

1
night
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 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Scicli, admire all the interesting features of Gli Aromi Sicily, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sampieri. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Isola Verde, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Gesu.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Modica sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Noto to Modica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Modica are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Ragusa.

Things to do in Modica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Scicli, Lido Isola Verde
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Gli Aromi Sicily ©
Gli Aromi Sicily
Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

4
nights
Ragusa

Ragusa
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ragusa: Civico 14 wine chocolate design (in Marina di Ragusa), Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina) and Ceramica artistiche Sammartino e Delfino (in Caltagirone). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Donnafugata, indulge your taste buds at Azienda Agricola COS s.s., and do a tasting at Planeta Dorilli Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ragusa custom trip planner.

Ragusa is just a short distance from Modica. In July in Ragusa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Azienda Agricola COS s.s., Sammartino e Delfino - Ceramiche Artistiche Caltagirone, Villa Romana del Casale, Ipogeo di Donnafugata, VALLE DELL'ACATE
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Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio

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