22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Catania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Noto
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Ragusa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Acate
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Agrigento
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Messina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Forza d'Agro
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Taormina
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
End: Buenos Aires

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Etnaland (in Belpasso) and Piazza Armerina (Villa Romana del Casale & Piazza Armerina). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Aci Castello, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Catania, and take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini di San Nicolò L'Arena.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary builder .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Catania is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Catania due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: high temperatures in Catania hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina, Etnaland, Castello Normanno, EtnaExcursion.it
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

6
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Explore Noto's surroundings by going to Syracuse (Ortigia, Catacomba di San Giovanni, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Noto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at chiesa madre, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Calamosche.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noto online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Catania to Noto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Noto, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, chiesa madre
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ragusa: Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica (in Modica) and Scicli (Scicli & Gli Aromi Sicily). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo San Giorgio, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Zacco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ragusa online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Noto to Ragusa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Acate.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Modica, Scicli, Castello di Donnafugata
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Gli Aromi Sicily ©
Gli Aromi Sicily
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

1
night
Acate

Acate ©
Acate is a small town and comune in the south of Sicily, Italy, part of the province of Ragusa. On the 23rd (Tue), savor the flavors at VALLE DELL'ACATE and then savor the flavors at Azienda Agricola COS s.s..

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Acate trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Acate takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Acate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Acate

Wineries

Side Trip

Azienda Agricola COS s.s.
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VALLE DELL'ACATE ©
VALLE DELL'ACATE
Azienda Agricola COS s.s. ©
Azienda Agricola COS s.s.

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lido Sabbia D'Oro in Siculiana Marina (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), explore the ancient world of Tempio della Concordia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento trip maker site .

You can drive from Acate to Agrigento in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Messina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Realmonte, Lido Sabbia D'Oro
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Panificio Dalli Cardillo ©
Panificio Dalli Cardillo

1
night
Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at MTB Sicily, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Messina trip itinerary app .

Getting from Agrigento to Messina by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Forza d'Agro.

Things to do in Messina

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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MTB Sicily ©
MTB Sicily
Santuario della Madonna di Montalto ©

1
night
Forza d'Agro

Forza d'Agro ©
Forza d'Agrò is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy.Forza d'Agrò is on the lower peak of a small mountain, while on the higher peak that overlooks the town are the remains of a Norman castle. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Parco Letterario Salvatore Quasimodo, examine the collection at Convento dei Cappuccini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena, and finally make a trip to Chiesa della SS Trinità e Convento Agostiniano.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Forza d'Agro trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Messina to Forza d'Agro in an hour. January in Forza d'Agro sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Forza d'Agro

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena, Cripta del Convento dei Frati Cappuccini, Parco Letterario Salvatore Quasimodo
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then stop by Delizie di Sicilia Shelter, then make a trip to Piazza IX Aprile, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Forza d'Agro to Taormina in an hour. January in Taormina sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Nature Beaches
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

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