11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily vacation builder

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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
Ferry to Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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San Vito lo Capo

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda, and look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo online tour itinerary planner.

Milan to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Vito lo Capo when traveling from Milan in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 2 nights
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 4th (Wed), head outdoors with Cala Azzurra, stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, and finally explore the activities along Egadi Sea. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lido Burrone, then steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, and then take a tour by water with In Barca con Pietro.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana driving holiday planning app.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana by bus takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese), Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through La Tabaccara, and then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Palermo 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Taormina

— 2 nights
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 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Blue Sea Diving Center, head off the coast to Isola Bella, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): walk around Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, then take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and finally shop like a local with Il vino della Rosa.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taormina itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lampedusa to Taormina by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.