37 days in Sicily Itinerary

37 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily Trip Planner

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Palermo
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ustica
— 2 nights
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Caccamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cefalu
— 1 night
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Stromboli
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Stromboli
— 2 nights
Ferry to Milazzo, Bus to Catania
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Catania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milazzo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castiglione di Sicilia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zafferana Etnea
— 1 night
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pantalica
— 1 night
Drive
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Palazzolo Acreide
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caltagirone
— 2 nights
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
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Calatafimi-Segesta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Erice
— 2 nights
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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, then contemplate the long history of Museo Palazzo Branciforte, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Real Casina di Caccia, head outdoors with Occhio Al Boma - Escursioni in Barca a Vela, and then make a trip to Quattro Canti.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Palermo route builder app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi and Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ustica.

Things to do in Palermo

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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Ustica

— 2 nights
Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ustica route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Palermo to Ustica takes 4 hours. In July in Ustica, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Caccamo.

Things to do in Ustica

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Caccamo

— 2 nights
Caccamo is a town and comune located on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily in the Metropolitan City of Palermo.HistoryThe official founding of Caccamo was not until 1093, when the Normans began building the castle on a rocky spur overlooking a cliff, Castello di Caccamo. On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily, deepen your understanding at CIDMA: Mafia and Anti-Mafia Center Guided Visits, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giorgio Martire, then make a trip to Chiesa San Benedetto alla Badia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Eurako Confetti di Marcellino, make a trip to Duomo San Nicola di Bari, see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo, and finally stop by La Bottega nella Roccia.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caccamo day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ustica to Caccamo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Caccamo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Cefalu

— 1 night
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Cefalu, then look for gifts at Ceramiche Sireci, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Caldura. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lampare Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cefalu trip site.

Traveling by car from Caccamo to Cefalu takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stromboli.

Things to do in Cefalu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Stromboli

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Il Vulcano a Piedi and then contemplate the geological forces at Stromboli.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stromboli sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Cefalu to Stromboli in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Catania.

Things to do in Stromboli

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Catania

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido dei Ciclopi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata, then make a trip to Piazza Duomo, then examine the collection at Herborarium Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Benedetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Etnaland.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Catania road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Stromboli to Catania in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Taormina

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Calatabiano, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca.

To plan Taormina vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Catania to Taormina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milazzo.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Milazzo

— 2 nights
Milazzo is a town in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. On the 27th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Milazzo, then kick back and relax at Grotte Beach Mongiove, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annunziata dei Catalani Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milazzo tour itinerary app.

Drive from Taormina to Milazzo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Milazzo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Castiglione di Sicilia.

Things to do in Milazzo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Castiglione di Sicilia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Vivera Etna Winery, then trek along Etna Donkey Trekking, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Castiglione di Sicilia vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Milazzo to Castiglione di Sicilia in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zafferana Etnea.

Things to do in Castiglione di Sicilia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Zafferana Etnea

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Provvidenza, then let little ones run wild at Parco Comunale, and then do a tasting at Azienda Vinicola Barone di Villagrande.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zafferana Etnea day trip planning app.

You can drive from Castiglione di Sicilia to Zafferana Etnea in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Zafferana Etnea

Wineries · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Syracuse

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then kick back and relax at Lido Le Nereidi, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip planner.

You can drive from Zafferana Etnea to Syracuse in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Noto

— 2 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Agua Beach Resort and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Gallina, and finally stroll through Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noto attractions planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Noto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pantalica.

Things to do in Noto

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Pantalica

— 1 night
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Civico dell'Opera dei Pupi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anaktoron di Pantalica, and then don't miss a visit to Necropolis of Pantalica.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pantalica itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Noto to Pantalica takes 1.5 hours. August in Pantalica sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Palazzolo Acreide.

Things to do in Pantalica

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Palazzolo Acreide

— 2 nights
Palazzolo Acreide is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Akrai Greek Theatre, then see the interesting displays at Buscemi Paese Museo, and then get in on the family fun at Parcallario Adventure Park into the Monti Iblei. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Paolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Sebastiano, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Antonino Uccello.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palazzolo Acreide tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pantalica to Palazzolo Acreide takes an hour. Traveling from Pantalica in August, you will find days in Palazzolo Acreide are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Palazzolo Acreide

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Ragusa

— 2 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ragusa Ibla, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Donnafugata. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cava d'Aliga, pause for some serene contemplation at Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ragusa journey builder site.

You can drive from Palazzolo Acreide to Ragusa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caltagirone.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Caltagirone

— 2 nights
Caltagirone is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, on the island (and region) of Sicily, southern Italy, about 70km southwest of Catania. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo dei Cappuccini, walk around Giardino Pubblico della Villa Comunale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Giuliano, examine the collection at Museo Della Civilta Mineraria, then examine the collection at Museo della Civilta Contadina, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Armerina. On the next day, make a trip to Saint Maria of Monte and then explore the ancient world of Villa Romana del Casale.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Caltagirone holiday builder site.

You can drive from Ragusa to Caltagirone in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Caltagirone sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Caltagirone

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Agrigento

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Maria Santissima del Soccorso. On the next day, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mollarella and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner.

Getting from Caltagirone to Agrigento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Caltagirone in August, you will find days in Agrigento are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Calatafimi-Segesta

— 2 nights
Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta and then explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Castello Grifeo - Museo Regionale di Preistoria del Belice and then don't miss a visit to Ruderi Dell'antico Duomo Di Salemi.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Calatafimi-Segesta travel site.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Calatafimi-Segesta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Agrigento in August since evenings lows in Calatafimi-Segesta dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Erice.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Erice

— 2 nights
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Spiaggia dei Faraglioni and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Macari. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Matrice Church, contemplate the long history of Teatro Comunale Nino Croce, and then delve into the distant past at Castello di Venere.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Erice trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Calatafimi-Segesta to Erice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Erice

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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.