13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily planner

Make it your trip
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mazara del Vallo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Trapani
— 3 nights
Ferry
5
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Bus
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Palermo

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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Palermo, contemplate the long history of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, then see the interesting displays at Santuario Santa Rosalia, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Pellegrino.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palermo driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Palermo. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Agrigento

— 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siculiana Marina's Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agrigento planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Mazara del Vallo on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mazara del Vallo

— 2 nights
Mazara del Vallo is a town and comune in southwestern Sicily, Italy, which lies mainly on the left bank at the mouth of the Mazaro river, administratively part of the province of Trapani.It is an agricultural and fishing centre and its port gives shelter to the largest fishing fleet in Italy.HistoryAncient townMazara was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC, with the name of Mazar (the Rock). Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Salvatore, then examine the collection at Museo del Satiro Danzante, and then don't miss a visit to Kasbah Mazara del Vallo. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Donnafugata, see what you can catch with Redfish, and then kick back and relax at Lido Marakaibbo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mazara del Vallo visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Mazara del Vallo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Agrigento in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mazara del Vallo, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Mazara del Vallo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trapani

— 3 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marsala (Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo & Museo Whitaker) and Tonnara di Scopello (in Scopello). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tempio di Segesta, look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, get outside with Blu Lines s.r.l., and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Trapani day trip planning site.

You can drive from Mazara del Vallo to Trapani in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August in Trapani, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 1 night
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, and finally kick back and relax at Lido Burrone.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isola di Favignana journey planner.

Ride a ferry from Trapani to Isola di Favignana in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a bus to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda, then stroll through Spiaggia di Macari, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan San Vito lo Capo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. In August in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Palermo

On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and then admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

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.