12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  15 h
1
Catania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  15 h
End: New York City

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa & Ortigia), Taormina (Isola Bella, Villa Comunale, &more) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Biagio Church - Sant'Agata alla Fornace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary planning app.

New York City, USA to Catania is an approximately 15- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Catania, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina, Syracuse, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking

3
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa day trip planning site.

Getting from Catania to Lampedusa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Catania in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Guastanella, then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, and finally explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Agrigento route planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Lampedusa to Agrigento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. August in Agrigento sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Monte Guastanella
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Monte Guastanella ©
Monte Guastanella

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Palermo route maker app.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Duomo di Monreale
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

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