18 days in Sicily Itinerary

18 days in Sicily Itinerary

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18 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Noto
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Lipari
— 3 nights
5
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo and Spiaggia Zero Barriere. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala dell'Uzzo and Spiaggia di Macari. Explore San Vito lo Capo's surroundings by going to La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico (in Erice) and Trapani (Museo del sale & Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from New York City to San Vito lo Capo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trapani, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

4
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto and La Tabaccara. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Croce Beach and Spiaggia di Portu Ntoni. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and look for gifts at Il Veliero di Lampedusa.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Noto.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

4
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile and Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo. Visit Agua Beach Resort and Spiaggia Calamosche for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Noto: Scicli (in Scicli), Spiaggia di Punta Braccetto (in Punta Braccetto) and Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Modica). The adventure continues: make a trip to Isola delle Correnti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tonnara di Marzamemi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Noto trip planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Noto by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Noto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo, Spiaggia di Punta Braccetto, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Isola delle Correnti, Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile
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Spiaggia Calamosche ©
Spiaggia Calamosche
Agua Beach Resort ©
Agua Beach Resort
Isola delle Correnti ©
Isola delle Correnti

3
nights
Lipari

Lipari ©
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. We've included these beaches for you: Coral Beach and Spiaggia Valle i Mura. Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Junco and Caicco Servizi Nautici. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mister Baffo Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, and do a tasting at Tenuta di Castellaro.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lipari trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noto to Lipari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Lipari, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Palermo.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Junco
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Tenuta di Castellaro ©
Tenuta di Castellaro
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©

3
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lavatoio Medievale and Mercato Ballaro. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, La Rocca, & more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Palermo online trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Lipari to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cefalu
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Lavatoio Medievale ©
Lavatoio Medievale
Enoteca le Petit Tonneau ©
Enoteca le Petit Tonneau

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