22 days in Sicily Itinerary

22 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip planner

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Catania
— 4 nights
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Noto
— 6 nights
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acate
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 3 nights
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Messina
— 1 night
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Forza d'Agro
— 1 night
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Taormina
— 1 night
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Catania

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza Armerina (Villa Romana del Casale & Piazza Armerina), EtnaExcursion.it (in Trecastagni) and Etnaland (in Belpasso). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bellini.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Catania is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Catania due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with highs in Catania at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Noto

— 6 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Explore Noto's surroundings by going to Syracuse (Ortigia, Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madonna del Carmine, and stroll through Spiaggia Calamosche.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Noto attractions planner.

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 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Noto

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ragusa

— 2 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ragusa: Scicli (Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site & Gli Aromi Sicily). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Donnafugata, stop by Centro Commerciale Le Masserie, and steep yourself in history at Duomo San Giorgio.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Ragusa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noto to Ragusa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Ragusa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. 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

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Acate

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Valle DELL'ACATE and then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola COS s.s..

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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 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Acate

Wineries

Side Trip

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Agrigento

— 3 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.
Step out of Agrigento with an excursion to Lido Sabbia D'Oro in Siculiana Marina--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, stop by Panificio Dalli Cardillo, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Acate to Agrigento in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Acate in January since evenings lows in Agrigento dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Messina

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pedal to the sights with MTB Sicily, then don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Montalto.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Messina sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Agrigento to Messina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Forza d'Agro.

Things to do in Messina

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Forza d'Agro

— 1 night
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. On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Parco Letterario Salvatore Quasimodo, then see the interesting displays at Cripta del Convento dei Frati Cappuccini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena, and finally make a trip to Chiesa della SS Trinità e Convento Agostiniano.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Forza d'Agro road trip planning site.

Getting from Messina to Forza d'Agro by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Forza d'Agro

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Taormina

— 1 night
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 29th (Mon), walk around Villa Comunale, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then look for gifts at Delizie di Sicilia Shelter, then take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, and finally make a trip to Corso Umberto.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip planning site.

Taormina is very close to Forza d'Agro. In January, daytime highs in Taormina are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Sicily travel guide

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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.