20 days in Sicily Itinerary

20 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h
1
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
5
Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and head outdoors with Mare Morto.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa day trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Lampedusa is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Ragusa (L'Arte del Ricamo & Ragusa Ibla), Scicli (Scicli & Gli Aromi Sicily) and Noto (Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, St. Nicholas Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, contemplate the long history of Teatro Greco, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vermexio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Ragusa, Scicli
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, stroll around Villa Comunale, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, and finally stop by Made in Sicily Taormina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Le Gole dell'Alcantara, take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, then learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taormina tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio, Gambino Vini, Le Gole dell'Alcantara
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

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 (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Agrigento day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Taormina to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taormina in July, expect nights in Agrigento to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

5
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca (in Sciacca), Chiesa del Collegio (in Caltabellotta) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, wander the streets of Cefalu Coast, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palermo trip planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca, Chiesa del Collegio, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Torre Bennistra (in Scopello) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's lots more to do: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, stop by Enoteca Dioniso, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo online visit planner.

Getting from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. July in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Castellammare del Golfo
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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