16 days in Sicily Itinerary

16 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Fly
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
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Syracuse

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica and Monastero del San salvatore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. George and Palazzo Nicolaci. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Noto (St. Nicholas Cathedral, Chiesa Santa Chiara, &more), Spiaggia di Punta Cirica (in Ispica) and Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Avola). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, make a trip to Isola delle Correnti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Gesu, and steep yourself in history at Tonnara di Marzamemi.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Syracuse attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Syracuse is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Syracuse. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Croce Beach and Cala Maluk. Get outdoors at Sciatu Persu and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara, get outside with Mare Morto, and stroll through Cala Uccello.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa online attractions planner.

You can fly from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Lampedusa are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

5
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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Bring the kids along to Chiesa del Gesu and Santuario Santa Rosalia. For shopping fun, head to La Bottega nella Roccia or Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi). Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Porta Pescara & Santuario Gibilmanna), Castelbuono (Castello Ventimiglia & Museo Civico di Castelbuono) and Castello di Caccamo (in Caccamo). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and cruise along Monte Pellegrino.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

2
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San Vito lo Capo

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get interesting insight from Zagare & Gelsomini Transfer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Caletta del Bue Marino and then step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo.

Before you visit San Vito lo Capo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sicily travel guide

4.4
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.