49 days in Capri, Sicily & Sardinia Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Piazza Garibaldi, Ferry to Capri
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Capri
— 9 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Taormina
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Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 5 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 10 nights
Fly to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Drive to Laconi
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Laconi
— 5 nights
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Cagliari
— 10 nights
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Capri — 9 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: Head underground at Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, and appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Capri itinerary builder app.

Dallas, USA to Capri is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Dallas to Capri, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Capri: highs are around 74°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taormina.
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Taormina — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etna Passion (in Zafferana Etnea) and Linguaglossa (VIVERA Etna Winery, Etna Wine Lab, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, identify plant and animal life at Blue Sea Diving Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, and shop like a local with Good Fellas Art Studio.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Taormina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 5 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.
Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Ragusa (Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale & Ragusa Ibla), Noto (Palazzo Nicolaci, Centro Storico, &more) and Modica (Cathedral of St. George & Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ortigia, get a taste of life in the country at Gli Aromi Sicily, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and get a dose of the wild on Ortigia Island Excursion.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Syracuse road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Agrigento.
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Agrigento — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agrigento: Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina), Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore Calascibetta (in Calascibetta) and Santa Maria La Nova - Cattedrale di Caltanissetta (in Caltanissetta). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, examine the collection at Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Oliva, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness.

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You can drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo — 10 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra), Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and CIDMA: Mafia and Anti-Mafia Center Guided Visits (in Corleone). Spend the 16th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, make a trip to Duomo di Cefalu, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo journey website.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Laconi.
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Laconi — 5 nights

Explore Laconi's surroundings by going to Nuraghe "Su Nuraxi" (in Samatzai), Barumini (Casa Zapata Museum & Su Nuraxi) and Nuraghe Orolo (in Bortigali).

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Explore your travel options from Palermo to Laconi with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Laconi can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cagliari.
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Cagliari — 10 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Venture out of the city with trips to Colline del Vento (in Villasimius), Pan di Zucchero (in Nebida) and Iglesias (Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero, Il Belvedere di Nebida, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, examine the collection at Su Zurfuru Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and make a trip to Catedrale di Santa Cecilia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Laconi to Cagliari by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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