31 days in Sicily Itinerary

31 days in Sicily Itinerary

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31 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Bus:  28 h
1
Palermo
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Agrigento
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Syracuse
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Adelaide

9
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Mondello and Lido Finanza. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Palermo and Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Venture out of the city with trips to Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Termini Imerese (Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese & Museo Civico) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, make a trip to Duomo di Cefalu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palermo road trip app .

Adelaide, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Palermo is minus 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Termini Imerese, Monreale, Bagheria, Museo I pupi di Partinico, Selinunte Archaeological Park
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

3
nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico and Centro Culturale Espositivo del Marmo will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. Get out of town with these interesting San Vito lo Capo side-trips: Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Centro di Cultura Scientifica Ettore Majorana (in Erice).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In May in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Centro di Cultura Scientifica Ettore Majorana, Museum Of Optical Illusions, Centro Culturale Espositivo del Marmo, Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

1
night
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isola di Favignana trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana takes 2.5 hours. May in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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5
nights
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.
Let the collections at Museo Etnoantropologico and Museo della Zolfara capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Valle dei Templi and Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento. Explore Agrigento's surroundings by going to Villapriolo Paese Museo (in Villapriolo), Chiesa San Michele Arcangelo (in Enna) and Piazza Armerina (Museo della Civilta Contadina, Villa Romana del Casale, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, head outdoors with La Spiaggetta, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, and examine the collection at Treno Museo di Villarosa.

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Getting from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4 hours. In May in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina, Villarosa, Realmonte, Chiesa San Michele Arcangelo, Museo della Zolfara
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

4
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
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 some historical perspective at Ancient Theatre of Taormina and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Cuseni and Good Fellas Art Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Lido Atlantis Fondachello (in Mascali), Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa) and Museo del Palmento (in Santa Venerina). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isola Bella, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, get engrossed in the history at Piccolo Museo Della Moto, and kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taormina online tour planner .

You can drive from Agrigento to Taormina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Taormina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castroreale, Lido Atlantis Fondachello, Museo del Palmento, Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking

6
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and Ragusa Ibla. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siracusa and Parco Archeologico della Neapolis. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Noto (Centro Storico & Chiesa Santa Chiara), Modica (Museo della Memoria, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem, &more) and A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu (in Scicli). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, examine the collection at Museo dei Pupi - Siracusa, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramicabianca, and delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Modica, Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Buscemi Paese Museo, A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

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