15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Palermo
— 5 nights
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Cefalu
— 2 nights
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Syracuse
— 7 nights
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Palermo

— 5 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palermo vacation builder tool.

Rome to Palermo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Cefalu

— 2 nights
Cefal├╣ 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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Gibilmanna, then explore the world behind art at Museo Mandralisca, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Enoteca le Petit Tonneau, make a trip to Lavatoio Medievale, take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, then explore the ancient world of Mura Megalitiche, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cefalu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Cefalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Modica (Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica & Cathedral of St. George), Scicli (Palazzo Beneventano, A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, &more) and Ragusa (Giardini Iblei, Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Ortigia, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cefalu to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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.