7 days in Sicily Itinerary

7 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Palermo
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San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
3
Lipari
— 1 night
Ferry to Milazzo, Train to Syracuse
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito, take in some culture at Cous Cous Fest, then don't miss a visit to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caletta del Bue Marino. On the next day, cast your line with Buena Vida Catamarano, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane, then stop by Sicilia Bedda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo online trip builder.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 7-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: high temperatures in San Vito lo Capo hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo, then stop by La Bottega nella Roccia, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Escursioni Team Shark Lanzafame, and finally examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Conte Federico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary planner.

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 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

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Lipari

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): go deep with a submarine tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cala Junco, then stroll through Mister Baffo Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lipari trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Palermo to Lipari by combination of train and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Lipari are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lipari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Gallina, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, Head underground at Cavagrande del Cassibile, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Fountain of Diana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, walk around Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Lipari to Syracuse takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.