12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Catania
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Campofelice di Roccella
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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San Vito lo Capo
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Marsala
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Calatafimi-Segesta
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Salemi
— 1 night
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Gibellina
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Casa Santa
— 1 night
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Carini
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Palermo
— 1 night
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Cefalu
— 1 night
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Motta Camastra
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Zafferana Etnea
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Taormina
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Agira
— 1 night
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Cefalu
— 1 night
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Petralia Soprana
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Cefalu
— 3 nights
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Catania
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Catania

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Sicilia Outlet Village has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the different shops at Sicilia Outlet Village.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Catania is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In August, Catania is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Campofelice di Roccella.

Things to do in Catania

Shopping

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Campofelice di Roccella

Campofelice di Roccella is a comune in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region of Sicily, located about 50km southeast of Palermo. To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Campofelice di Roccella online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Catania to Campofelice di Roccella takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Campofelice di Roccella

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Duomo di Monreale has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palermo vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Campofelice di Roccella to Palermo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
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Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Marsala.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Marsala

Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. You've now added Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marsala trip maker site.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Marsala in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Marsala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Marsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Calatafimi-Segesta

Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. Tempio di Segesta has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Calatafimi-Segesta tour planner.

Traveling by car from Marsala to Calatafimi-Segesta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Calatafimi-Segesta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salemi.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites
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Salemi

— 1 night
Salemi is a town and comune in South-Western Sicily, Italy, administratively part of the province of Trapani. Find out how to plan Salemi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Salemi is very close to Calatafimi-Segesta. In August in Salemi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gibellina.

Things to do in Salemi

Historic Sites
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Gibellina

Gibellina is a small city and comune in the mountains of central Sicily, Italy in the Province of Trapani. Cretto di Burri has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cretto di Burri.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Gibellina trip builder tool.

Gibellina is just a stone's throw from Salemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Casa Santa.

Things to do in Gibellina

Historic Sites
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Casa Santa

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Gibellina to Casa Santa takes an hour. August in Casa Santa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Carini.

Things to do in Casa Santa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Carini

Carini is a town and comune in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, 13mi by rail west-northwest of Palermo. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carini online route planner.

Traveling by car from Casa Santa to Carini takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Carini

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Palermo

— 1 night
To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Carini to Palermo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

Cefalu

— 1 night
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cefalu tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Cefalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Motta Camastra.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Motta Camastra

You've now added Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Motta Camastra trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cefalu to Motta Camastra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zafferana Etnea.

Things to do in Motta Camastra

Parks · Nature

Zafferana Etnea

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Traveling by car from Motta Camastra to Zafferana Etnea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Zafferana Etnea

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taormina online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zafferana Etnea to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Taormina sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agira.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Agira

— 1 night
Agira is a town and comune in the province of Enna, Sicily (southern Italy). To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agira trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Taormina to Agira in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cefalu.

Things to do in Agira

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Shopping

Cefalu

— 1 night
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cefalu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Agira to Cefalu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Petralia Soprana.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Petralia Soprana

Petralia Soprana is a comune in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70km southeast of Palermo. For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Petralia Soprana road trip planner.

You can drive from Cefalu to Petralia Soprana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Petralia Soprana

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Cefalu

— 3 nights
For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cefalu trip planner.

You can drive from Petralia Soprana to Cefalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catania.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Catania

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cefalu to Catania takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

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.

Erice travel guide

3.7
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ruins · Landmarks
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. The hamlets are Ballata, Casa Santa, Crocefissello, Napola, Pizzolungo, Rigaletta, San Cusumano and Torretta.HistoryThe ancient Greek name of Erice was Eryx, and its foundation was associated with the eponymous Greek hero Eryx. It was not a Greek colony, as the Phoenicians founded it, but was largely Hellenized. It was destroyed in the First Punic War by the Carthaginians, and from then on declined in importance.

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Province of Messina travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Islands
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. It is the third-largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th-largest city in Italy, with a population of more than 238,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the Metropolitan City. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the mainland, and has close ties with Reggio Calabria. According to Eurostat the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina has, in 2014, 277,584 inhabitants.The city's main resources are its seaports (commercial and military shipyards), cruise tourism, commerce, and agriculture (wine production and cultivating lemons, oranges, mandarin oranges, and olives). The city has been a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat since 1548 and is home to a locally important international fair. The city has the University of Messina, founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola.Messina has a light rail system, Tranvia di Messina, that was opened on 3 April 2003. This line is and links the city's central railway station with the city centre and harbour.

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