28 days in Sicily Itinerary

28 days in Sicily Itinerary

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— 6 nights
— 4 nights
— 7 nights
— 2 nights
Bus to Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
Drive to Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Fly to Nashville


Palermo — 6 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese), Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, Rocca di Cefalu, &more) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Conte Federico, explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and examine the collection at Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Palermo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Lampedusa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 17:

Lampedusa — 4 nights

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente, and stroll through Cala Pulcino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lampedusa itinerary planner.

Getting from Palermo 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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Catania.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Catania — 7 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.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Taormina (Palestra Quarus, Villa Comunale, &more), Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Ortigia Island Excursion, &more) and Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, browse the exhibits of Monastero del San salvatore, and contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Catania takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Nicola, and finally delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at Archeo Cuisine - The Phoenicians, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del SS. Rosario, then relax and rejuvenate at Seta Spa and Wellness, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Oliva.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner.

Getting from Catania to Agrigento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Isola di Favignana — 3 nights

Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Isola di Favignana is known for museums, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, examine the collection at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia, stroll through Scalo Cavallo, and head outdoors with In Barca con Pietro.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana trip planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana by combination of bus and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. September in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to San Vito lo Capo.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

San Vito lo Capo — 4 nights

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, stroll through Spiaggia di Macari, look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Vito.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Sicily travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Churches
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.