17 days in Sorrento, Naples & Sicily Itinerary

17 days in Sorrento, Naples & Sicily Itinerary

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17 days in Sorrento, Naples & Sicily Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 45 min
1
Sorrento
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cefalu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Syracuse
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Dublin

5
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia di Ieranto and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Milleunaceramica), Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo) and Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sorrento is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Sorrento is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Sorrento hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Spiaggia di Atrani, Baia di Ieranto
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oasi Valle della Caccia and Grotte di Falvaterra. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa), Gaeta (Grotta Del Turco & Spiaggia di Serapo) and Isola Ventotene (in Ventotene). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara, contemplate the long history of Forum, don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Naples in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or drive. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Gaeta, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Isola Ventotene, Vulcano Solfatara
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Oasi Valle della Caccia ©
Oasi Valle della Caccia
Spiaggia di Serapo ©
Spiaggia di Serapo
Vulcano Solfatara
Vulcano Solfatara

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Naples to San Vito lo Capo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. June in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Duomo di Cefalu, take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cefalu planner .

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Ortigia and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse day trip website .

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©

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 Pulcino and Photography Tours. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

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