28 days in Sicily Itinerary

28 days in Sicily Itinerary

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28 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: St. Croix
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Palermo
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ragusa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Catania
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: St. Croix

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tempio di Segesta and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (in Alcamo) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from St. Croix to San Vito lo Capo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Croix in May, expect San Vito lo Capo to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Tempio di Segesta
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

7
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Cattedrale di Palermo and Selinunte Archaeological Park for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Cefalu (Mura Megalitiche, Cefalu Coast, &more) and Amodeo's Farm - Olive Oil Producers in Sicily (in Montevago). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palermo road trip app.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Cefalu, Castelvetrano, Baglio di Pianetto, Tenuta Rapitala Winery, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Oliva, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Calogero.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Agrigento visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Oliva, Chiesa di San Francesco, Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

5
nights
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Popular historic sites such as Ragusa Ibla and Cathedral of St. George are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Scicli (Pezza Filippa, Gli Aromi Sicily, &more), Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo (in Ispica) and Sampieri (in Sampieri). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Duomo San Giorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giuseppe, and stroll through Spiaggia Marina Di Modica.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ragusa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Ragusa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Agrigento, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ragusa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Scicli, Modica, Vini di Olindo Giuseppe, Spiaggia Marina Di Modica, Castello di Donnafugata
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Villa Romana del Casale and Piazza Duomo are in your itinerary. Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Piazza Armerina (Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie, Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola, &more), Centro Storico (in Noto) and Syracuse (Teatro Greco, Duomo di Siracusa, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and stroll around Villa Comunale.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Catania online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Catania takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Piazza Armerina, Taormina, Centro Storico
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

3
nights
Lampedusa

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, take a leisurely stroll along Cala Uccello, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Catania 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 June, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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