11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Palermo
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San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Syracuse
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), stroll through Caletta del Bue Marino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito, and then see what you can catch with Buena Vida Catamarano. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Cataldo, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, then Head underground at Grotta Mangiapane, and finally don't miss a visit to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo journey site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 7-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Vito lo Capo: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, take some stellar pictures from Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, then ponder the design of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, then admire the striking features of Porta Catania di Taormina, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
nights
Syracuse

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nicholas Cathedral and Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia. Get in touch with nature at Cavagrande del Cassibile and Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Sampieri (in Sampieri), Tonnara di Marzamemi (in Marzamemi) and Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo (in Ispica). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountain of Diana, examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and explore the world behind art at Monastero del San salvatore.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse planner.

Drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Get in touch with nature at Cala Croce Beach and La Tabaccara. Explore hidden gems such as Sciatu Persu and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala Maluk, head outdoors with Mare Morto, stroll through Cala Uccello, and look for gifts at Il Veliero di Lampedusa.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Sicily travel guide

4.4
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.