11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

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11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h
1
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Catania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, wander the streets of Cefalu Coast, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and make a trip to Duomo di Cefalu.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip planner .

Newark, USA to Palermo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Palermo is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Museo dell'Acciuga
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Taormina (Corso Umberto & Villa Comunale), Syracuse (Ortigia, Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, & more) and Centro Storico (in Noto). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo and admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Catania trip maker website .

Drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Centro Storico
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Vito lo Capo side-trips: Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Spiaggia di Macari.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo road trip planning app .

You can drive from Catania to San Vito lo Capo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In June in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Grotta Mangiapane
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

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