12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily travel route planner

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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Vito lo Capo side-trips: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo journey builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 5th (Sat), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo journey maker website.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, don't miss a visit to Taormina Glass Gallery, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, get a dose of the wild on Etna Wild, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taormina journey maker app.

You can drive from Palermo to Taormina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then look for gifts at Trimarchi di Villa Marchese, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Syracuse trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.