22 days in Sicily Itinerary

22 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily attractions planner

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Catania
— 5 nights
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Noto
— 3 nights
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
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Agrigento
— 1 night
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Palermo
— 7 nights
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Trapani
— 3 nights
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Catania

— 5 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Villa Romana del Casale (in Piazza Armerina), Ceramica a Modo Mio (in Aidone) and Taormina (Villa Comunale, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Sebastiano, don't miss a visit to Piazza Universita, and get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip maker.

London, UK to Catania is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Catania to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Noto

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Noto side-trips: Syracuse (Ortigia, Duomo di Siracusa, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico, relax and rejuvenate at Serenita, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Catania to Noto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ragusa.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Ragusa

— 2 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, then see the interesting displays at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, then don't miss a visit to Siculamente, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Donnafugata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, make a trip to Belvedere, then browse the exhibits of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and finally contemplate the long history of Scicli.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ragusa trip builder website.

Drive from Noto to Ragusa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness.

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

You can drive from Ragusa to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ragusa in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Agrigento, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Palermo

— 7 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Madonie a Passo lento (in Petralia Soprana). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and make a trip to Palazzo Conte Federico.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary website.

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 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trapani

— 3 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trapani: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Spiaggia di Macari (in Macari). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tempio di Segesta, Head underground at Grotta Mangiapane, make a trip to Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Re Federico.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trapani tour website.

Drive from Palermo to Trapani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trapani

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.