11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Agrigento
— 1 day
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Lipari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Catania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
6
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), cool off at Lido Burrone, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santa Caterina, and then get a new perspective on things with Capitan Sinagra.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana holiday maker tool .

New York City, USA to Isola di Favignana is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Isola di Favignana due to the time zone difference. In May in Isola di Favignana, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino
Capitan Sinagra ©
Capitan Sinagra

1
day
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 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), and then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbetra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Agrigento online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento takes 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, do a tasting at Tenuta di Castellaro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bartolomeo Apostolo Extra Moenia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lipari route maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Agrigento to Lipari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. May in Lipari sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Lipari

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©
Tenuta di Castellaro ©
Tenuta di Castellaro

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Catania, step into the grandiose world of Aci Castello, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, then get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and finally steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania online road trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Lipari to Catania in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lipari in May, plan for little chillier nights in Catania, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello Normanno
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Castello Normanno
Castello Normanno

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, then meet the residents at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto, and finally make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa vacation builder website .

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Catania in May: highs in Lampedusa hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu

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 La Rocca and Santuario Santa Rosalia. Get some cultural insight at Cattedrale di Palermo and Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina. Go for a jaunt from Palermo to Monreale to see Duomo di Monreale about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu, steep yourself in history at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, admire the striking features of Palazzo Mirto, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palermo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Lampedusa to Palermo by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocca di Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita

Similar Plans

15 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM LATVIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA October, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CROATIA October, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sicily & Moscow BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sicily & Island of Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans