15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
2
Syracuse
— 4 nights
3
Taormina
— 3 nights
4
Lipari
— 2 nights
5
Cefalu
— 2 nights

3
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Explore hidden gems such as Cala Croce Beach and Cala Guitgia. Step out of the city life by going to Sciatu Persu and Spiagga Cala Francese. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tabaccara, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa travel app.

London, UK to Lampedusa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu

4
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Step out of the city life by going to Cavagrande del Cassibile and Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Nicholas Cathedral and Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Noto (Palazzo Nicolaci & Chiesa Santa Chiara), Modica (Cathedral of St. George & Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica) and Sampieri (in Sampieri). There's much more to do: stroll through Spiaggia di Gallina, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and don't miss a visit to Isola delle Correnti.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Syracuse by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Noto, Avola, Modica, Isola delle Correnti, Sampieri
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Sampieri ©
Sampieri
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Taormina

Taormina
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Castillo de Castelmola. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piscina di Venere and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello (in Patti), Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re (in Messina) and Linguaglossa (Gambino Vini & Etna Donkey Trekking). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Castello di Mola, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, and admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taormina tour planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Taormina are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Patti, Castelmola, Linguaglossa, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
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Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Cala Junco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, head outdoors with Havana Beach, thenkick back and relax at Mister Baffo Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Coral Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lipari trip planner.

Getting from Taormina to Lipari by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. August in Lipari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cefalu.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cala Junco
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Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano
Submarine Tours
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani ©
Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani

2
nights
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 14th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Gole di Tiberio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ventimiglia, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo, look for gifts at La Bottega nella Roccia, thenmake a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally make a trip to Lavatoio Medievale.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cefalu trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Lipari to Cefalu in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Caccamo, Castello Ventimiglia, Gole di Tiberio
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Gole di Tiberio ©
Gole di Tiberio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo

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