14 days in Sicily & Sardinia Itinerary

14 days in Sicily & Sardinia Itinerary

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14 days in Sicily & Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Palermo
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taormina
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
San Teodoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Alghero
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico, examine the collection at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, then admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, head outdoors with Essai Sport Lido, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palermo day trip planning app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Palermo is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Palermo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Essai Sport Lido, Duomo di Monreale, Chiesa di San Domenico
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio ©
Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca, then examine the collection at Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello, and then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello ©
Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agua Beach Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip app.

You can drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noto
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Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa Santa Chiara ©
Chiesa Santa Chiara

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Corso Umberto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taormina route planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Taormina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Nature Outdoors Parks
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

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nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. On the next day, make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa and then kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Taormina to Lampedusa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Taormina in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

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San Teodoro

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Teodoro online road trip planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to San Teodoro by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in June, expect nights in San Teodoro to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at spiaggia di Porto Ferro, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alghero day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Alghero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

spiaggia di Porto Ferro
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spiaggia di Porto Ferro ©
spiaggia di Porto Ferro
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©

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