9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Catania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
3
Ustica
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
4
Castellammare del Golfo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
5
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
End: Ljubljana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo and then get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini. On your second day here, get impressive views of Mt Etna.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Catania sightseeing website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Catania is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, expect Catania to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks Museums
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi, and then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento trip site.

Drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Agrigento. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Ustica.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

1
night
Ustica

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ustica trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Agrigento to Ustica in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ustica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Ustica

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo ©
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Family-friendly places like Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Duomo di Monreale will thrill your kids. Cattedrale di Palermo and Piazza Ciullo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Palermo (Catacombe dei Cappuccini & Norman Palace) and Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Alcamese d'Arte Sacra.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Castellammare del Golfo trip planner.

Getting from Ustica to Castellammare del Golfo by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo, Alcamo, Duomo di Monreale, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino and then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Castellammare del Golfo to Lampedusa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from Castellammare del Golfo in November, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

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

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