16 days in Sicily Itinerary

16 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
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Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sciatu Persu, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, and kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lampedusa day trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lampedusa is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lampedusa is 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then look for gifts at Trimarchi di Villa Marchese, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse journey builder.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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 7th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, kick back and relax at Isola Bella, look for gifts at Made in Sicily Taormina, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, identify plant and animal life at Etna Wild, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taormina trip maker.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Taormina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Cefalu (Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, Duomo di Cefalu, &more) and Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Conte Federico, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo trip maker tool.

You can drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo

— 4 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Vito lo Capo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo day trip planning website.

You can drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.