14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Lampedusa
— 3 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). There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo travel itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Vito lo Capo is 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, Duomo di Cefalu, &more) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo day trip tool.

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 8th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with Blue Sea Diving Center, stroll through Isola Bella, look for gifts at Taormina Shop, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gambino Vini, surround yourself with nature on Etna Wild, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taormina vacation planner.

Getting from Palermo to Taormina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Vermexio. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse trip site.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Lampedusa Artigianato, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa online travel route 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. June in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.