19 days in Sicily Itinerary

19 days in Sicily Itinerary

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19 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Castellammare del Golfo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Catania
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Durban

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca and Museo I pupi di Partinico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura (in Cefalu), Spiaggia Torre Conca (in Pollina) and Museo Civico Antonio Collisani (in Petralia Sottana). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary builder tool .

Durban, South Africa to Palermo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museo I pupi di Partinico, Spiaggia Torre Conca, Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura, Museo Civico Antonio Collisani, Duomo di Monreale
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Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello
Museo Civico Antonio Collisani ©
Museo Civico Antonio Collisani

2
nights
Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo ©
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Castellammare del Golfo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Castellammare del Golfo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Guastanella, examine the collection at Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua, then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and finally delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, stroll through Spiaggia di Bovo Marina, and then see the interesting displays at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Agrigento travel route builder site .

You can drive from Castellammare del Golfo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Agrigento are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Monte Guastanella, Spiaggia di Bovo Marina, Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua, Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Monte Guastanella ©
Monte Guastanella

4
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Pulcino. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu, and stroll through Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa route tool .

Traveling by ferry from Agrigento to Lampedusa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Agrigento in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Isle de Lampadusa
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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nights
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.
Attractions like Etna Donkey Trekking and Isola Bella make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Museo della Civilta Contadina (in Nicolosi), Villa Comunale (in Taormina) and Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral & Ortigia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mount Etna and get outside with EtnaExcursion.it.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania day trip planning site .

Fly from Lampedusa to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in December, Catania is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina, Syracuse, EtnaExcursion.it, Etna Donkey Trekking, Museo della Civilta Contadina
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking

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