17 days in Sicily Itinerary

17 days in Sicily Itinerary

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San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
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Palermo
— 4 nights
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa
— 4 nights
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San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Visit Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tempio di Segesta and Santuario Di San Vito. Take a break from San Vito lo Capo with a short trip to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Rome to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in San Vito lo Capo to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some cultural insight at Cattedrale di Palermo and Selinunte Archaeological Park. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Cefalu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cefalu Coast, &more) and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Norman Palace, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio del Carminello, and stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palermo trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll around Villa Comunale, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Comunale Sant' Agostino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, and finally make a trip to Corso Umberto. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, then learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taormina tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Palermo to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Taormina, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Siracusa and Teatro Greco. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa) and Noto (Centro Storico & Spiaggia Calamosche). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 4 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia dei Conigli and Sciatu Persu. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Cala Uccello, kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Maluk.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa holiday website.

Getting from Syracuse to Lampedusa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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.