11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

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11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Belgrade

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then stroll through Sciatu Persu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary maker site .

Belgrade, Serbia to Lampedusa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in September; daily highs in Lampedusa reach 32°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sciatu Persu ©
Sciatu Persu
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tonnara di Marzamemi, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cavagrande del Cassibile, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Gallina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Noto, Avola, Tonnara di Marzamemi
Highlights from your plan
Tonnara di Marzamemi ©
Tonnara di Marzamemi
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Santa Rosalia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Caccamo, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
San Giuseppe dei Teatini

4
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.
Visiting Grotta Mangiapane and Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Satiro Danzante and Teatro Greco di Segesta. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Donnafugata (in Marsala), Erice (Centro di Cultura Scientifica Ettore Majorana & IL Duomo) and Mazara del Vallo (Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi & Kasbah Mazara del Vallo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Caletta del Bue Marino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo tour itinerary website .

Getting from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In September in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mazara del Vallo, Custonaci, Erice, Donnafugata, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo
Highlights from your plan
Grotta Mangiapane ©
Grotta Mangiapane
Scuba & Snorkeling
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta

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