15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Tampa
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Catania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Tampa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get impressive views of Mt Etna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Giardino Bellini, explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, thenget engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and finally contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Catania online vacation builder.

Tampa, USA to Catania is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Catania. In May, Catania is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello Normanno
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania ©
Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania ©

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, thenmake a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Good Fellas Art Studio, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, thenexplore the world behind art at Casa Cuseni, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taormina trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Catania to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taormina when traveling from Catania in May, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Messina, Scuba & Snorkeling, Castillo de Castelmola
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina

2
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Nicola, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Farm Cultural Park, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Platani, and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento day trip planning app.

Drive from Taormina to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farm Cultural Park, Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Platani, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palazzo Conte Federico and Ustica. Venture out of the city with trips to Cefalu (Lavatoio Medievale, Cefalu Coast, &more) and Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Teatro Greco di Segesta
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Lavatoio Medievale ©
Lavatoio Medievale

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotta Mangiapane and Spiaggia di Macari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (in Trapani) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip builder site.

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, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Trapani, Selinunte Archaeological Park, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Tempio di Segesta, Grotta Mangiapane
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Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Grotta Mangiapane ©
Grotta Mangiapane
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito

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