46 days in Sicily Itinerary

46 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Trapani
— 3 nights
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Erice
— 2 nights
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Marsala
— 1 night
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Castellammare del Golfo
— 3 nights
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Palermo
— 5 nights
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Cefalu
— 2 nights
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Bagheria
— 2 nights
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Corleone
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Agrigento
— 7 nights
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Caltagirone
— 2 nights
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
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Modica
— 2 nights
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Noto
— 3 nights
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Avola
— 1 day
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
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Taormina
— 8 nights
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Trapani

— 3 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa and Capitan Sinagra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trapani: Isola di Favignana (Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica & Grotte bue marino). It doesn't end there: stroll through Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trapani trip itinerary planning site.

Rome to Trapani is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in January, Trapani is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Erice.

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Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Tours

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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Laboratorio Ceramiche d'Arte - Paola Luisa Amico, see the interesting displays at Museo Comunale Antonio Cordici, stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, don't miss a visit to Nobiles Officinae, then delve into the distant past at Castello di Venere, and finally get maximum retail therapy with Le Delizie di Venere.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Erice trip builder website.

Erice is just a stone's throw from Trapani. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Marsala.

Things to do in Erice

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Marsala

— 1 night
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo and then stroll through SEI - Saline Ettore E Infersa. On your second day here, make a trip to Porta Garibaldi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, and then explore the ancient world of Selinunte Archaeological Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marsala online road trip planner.

Drive from Erice to Marsala in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Marsala can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Marsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Castellammare del Golfo

— 3 nights
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Step out of the city life by going to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo. Step out of Castellammare del Golfo with an excursion to Il piccolo laboratorio artistico di Lidia Angelo in Salemi--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di Segesta and tee off at Club Alpino Siciliano, Sottosezione Castellmmare del Golfo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Castellammare del Golfo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsala to Castellammare del Golfo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Castellammare del Golfo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Palermo

— 5 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di Mondello and Essai Sport Lido. Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di Palermo and Norman Palace are in your itinerary. Take a break from Palermo with a short trip to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Mirto, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Pellegrino.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip planner.

You can drive from Castellammare del Golfo to Palermo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

Cefalu

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, look for gifts at Ceramiche Sireci, savor the flavors at Bar La Pergola, then stop by La Coppola, and finally make a trip to Duomo di Cefalu. On the next day, take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, then savor the flavors at Non Sulo Pizza Da Ciccio, and then look for gifts at FoodSicily Market.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cefalu tour builder tool.

You can drive from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bagheria.

Things to do in Cefalu

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Bagheria

— 2 nights
Bagheria is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy.EtymologyAccording to some sources, the name Bagheria originates from the Phoenician term Bayharia meaning "land that descends toward the sea." Other sources claim that it derives from the Arabic Bāb al-Gerib, or "windy gateway." However, the most plausible explanation is that it drives from Arabic بحرية '''', meaning 'of the sea, marine'.HistorySince its founding, the town has gone by the names of Bayharia, Baharia, and Baarìa. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del SS. Sepolcro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madrice di Bagheria, then see the interesting displays at Museo Guttuso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Soluntina Sant'Anna, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Valguarnera.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bagheria journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Bagheria takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Corleone.

Things to do in Bagheria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Corleone

Corleone is an Italian town and comune of 11 158 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, in Sicily.Several Mafia bosses have come from Corleone, including Tommy Gagliano, Jack Dragna, Giuseppe Morello, Michele Navarra, Luciano Leggio, Leoluca Bagarella, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): gain insight at CIDMA: Mafia and Anti-Mafia Center Guided Visits.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Corleone trip maker site.

Getting from Bagheria to Corleone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Agrigento.
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Agrigento

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Scala dei Turchi and Lido Sabbia D'Oro. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Lido Rossello and ALOHA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agrigento: Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa (in Siculiana), Area Archeologica E Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa (in Eraclea Minoa) and Montedoro (Osservatorio Astronomico di Montedoro & Museo della Zolfara). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, get your game on at Farm Cultural Park, look for gifts at Azienda Agricola Montalbano, and examine the collection at Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Agrigento online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corleone to Agrigento takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Agrigento are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Caltagirone.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:

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 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Villa Romana del Casale, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and then stop by Sammartino e Delfino - Ceramiche Artistiche Caltagirone. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo dell'Immaginario Verghiano, and then take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Luigi Capuana.

Start your trip to Caltagirone by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Agrigento to Caltagirone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Agrigento in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Caltagirone, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Caltagirone

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Ragusa

— 2 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Donnafugata, then look for gifts at Falpala', and then don't miss a visit to Ragusa Ibla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Teatro Donnafugata, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo San Giorgio, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Zacco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ragusa Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ragusa trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Caltagirone to Ragusa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Ragusa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Modica.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Modica

— 2 nights
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Isola Verde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site, then kick back and relax at Pezza Filippa, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Modica day trip tool.

Modica is just a stone's throw from Ragusa. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Modica

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Noto

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Porta Reale, examine the collection at Buscemi Paese Museo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Calamosche.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Noto trip maker.

Drive from Modica to Noto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Avola.

Things to do in Noto

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Avola

— 1 day
Avola is a city and comune in the province of Syracuse, Sicily .HistoryThe foundation of the city in an area previously inhabited by the Sicani and invaded by the Sicels in the 13th-12th centuries BC, is perhaps connected to the city of Hybla Major. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola, then pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa madre, then stop by Avola con Noi, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Gallina.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Avola trip planner.

Avola is just a short distance from Noto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Avola

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Syracuse

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and then head off the coast to Ortigia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse trip itinerary builder app.

Syracuse is just a stone's throw from Avola. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Taormina

— 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Etna Donkey Trekking and Isola Bella. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Del Costume E Della Moda Siciliana and Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago. Explore Taormina's surroundings by going to Parco Corolla (in Milazzo), Lungomare Falcomata (in Reggio Calabria) and Santuario Madonna della Vena (in Piedimonte Etneo). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Zito-Museo Laboratorio Della Conoscenza E Del Paesaggio Dei Nebrodi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Europa, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Rufo Ruffo.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina tour planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Taormina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Taormina are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 18:

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.