13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Drive to San Vito lo Capo
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San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellammare del Golfo
— 1 night
Train to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cefalu
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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San Vito lo Capo

— 1 night
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 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda and then stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Metzingen, Germany to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Metzingen in July, expect San Vito lo Capo to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Castellammare del Golfo

— 1 night
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Castellammare del Golfo trip builder website.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Castellammare del Golfo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Castellammare del Golfo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks · Wildlife
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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 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isola di Favignana trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Castellammare del Golfo to Isola di Favignana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Palermo

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 23rd (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours · Historic Sites

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. On the 24th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Cefalu Coast, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Cefalu, and finally delve into the distant past at Mura Megalitiche.

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

Drive from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Cefalu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Agrigento

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Agrigento trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cefalu to Agrigento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Teatro Greco, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then stop by Trimarchi di Villa Marchese, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse road trip website.

Getting from Agrigento to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then stroll through La Tabaccara.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Lampedusa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Villa Comunale, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally make a trip to Corso Umberto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taormina trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in July, expect nights in Taormina to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Sicily travel guide

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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.