17 days in Sicily Itinerary

17 days in Sicily Itinerary

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17 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Taxi:  14 h 30 min
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Syracuse
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tempio di Segesta and Santuario Di San Vito are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museum Of Optical Illusions and Castello di Venere. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, make a trip to Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci, and stroll through Spiaggia di Macari.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo road trip website.

Toronto, Canada to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In September, San Vito lo Capo is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci, Castello di Venere, Museum Of Optical Illusions, Tempio di Segesta
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Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

1
night
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
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.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the galleries of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then make a trip to Grotte bue marino, and finally explore the activities along Egadi Sea.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

5
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di Palermo and Selinunte Archaeological Park are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese and Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra), Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, Duomo di Cefalu, &more) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palermo online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cefalu, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Museo dell'Acciuga, Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
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 14th (Mon), walk around Villa Comunale, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then shop like a local with Kerameion, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally examine the collection at Pavone Francesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, shop like a local with Good Fellas Art Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, then get engrossed in the history at Piccolo Museo Della Moto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taormina trip maker tool.

You can drive from Palermo to Taormina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castroreale
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Piccolo Museo Della Moto ©
Piccolo Museo Della Moto

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Ragusa Ibla and Teatro Greco are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Siracusa and Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Spiaggia Calamosche (in Noto), Cantina Palmeri (in Avola) and Scicli (Palazzo Bonelli - Patane & A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Fontane Bianche.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse attractions planning website.

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 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scicli, Ragusa, Spiaggia Calamosche, Cantina Palmeri, Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sciatu Persu, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa takes 4 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 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

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