60 days in Sicily Itinerary

60 days in Sicily Itinerary

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60 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Catania
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Noto
— 10 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Lampedusa
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
4
Agrigento
— 11 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
5
Isola di Favignana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Palermo
— 13 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

11
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.
Head to Pastificio Il Mattarello and Good Fellas Art Studiofor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Monastero dei Benedettini and Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943. Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Taormina (Isola Bella, Pavone Francesco, &more), Museo Civico (in Niscemi) and Caltagirone (Vescovado & Museo dei Cappuccini). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Villa Romana del Casale, see the interesting displays at Museo del Carretto Siciliano, make a trip to Piazza Duomo, and contemplate the long history of Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Catania online travel route planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Catania is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Catania, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taormina, Messina, Piazza Armerina, Acireale, Aci Castello
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

10
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and Duomo di Siracusa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia Marianelli and Faraglioni di Ciriga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noto: Modica (Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, Museo della Memoria, &more), Ragusa (Duomo San Giorgio, Ragusa Ibla, &more) and Syracuse (Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile", Teatro Greco, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take an in-depth tour of Museo archeologico Gabriele Judica, see the interesting displays at Buscemi Paese Museo, and identify plant and animal life at Cava del Carosello.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Noto route planner.

You can drive from Catania to Noto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Noto

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Syracuse, Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Avola
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

5
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Pulcino. There's still lots to do: stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., stroll through Sciatu Persu, kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noto to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. April in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isle de Lampadusa, Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

11
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.
Valle dei Templi and Chiesa San Nicola will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Collezione La Gaipa and Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agrigento: Museo della Zolfara (in Montedoro), Siculiana (Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana & Museo della Memoria e del Territorio) and Sciacca (Casa Museo del Sapone, Chiesa Sconsacrata di S. Margherita, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museo Etnoantropologico, see the interesting displays at Villapriolo Paese Museo, stop by Azienda Agricola Montalbano, and view the masterpieces at Sala Espositiva delle Vare - Associazione Giovedi Santo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Lampedusa to Agrigento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sciacca, Siculiana, Caltanissetta, Menfi, Caltabellotta
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca
Museo Etnoantropologico ©
Museo Etnoantropologico

4
nights
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.
Visit Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and Chiesa di Sant’Antonino da Padova for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia and Grotta del Pozzo. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Preveto, and stop by L'Arte del Creare.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana tour planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Agrigento to Isola di Favignana takes 4 hours. Traveling from Agrigento in April, Isola di Favignana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tempio di Segesta and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta are in your itinerary. Visit Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Le Delizie di Venere (in Erice).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Delizie di Venere, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Tempio di Segesta, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

13
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo dell'Acciuga and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Monreale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Museo Civico (in Castellana Sicula), Mazara del Vallo (Chiesa di San Nicolo Regale, I Giusti di Sicilia, &more) and Azienda Agricola Tripi (in Castronovo di Sicilia). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Norman Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Via delle Absidi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo online vacation planner.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mazara del Vallo, Bagheria, Termini Imerese, Monreale, Chiesa di San Domenico
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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