8 days in Sicily & Scopello Itinerary

8 days in Sicily & Scopello Itinerary

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8 days in Sicily & Scopello Itinerary

Start: Palermo
Ferry:  3​h
1
Ustica
— Few hours
Ferry + Taxi:  5​h
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marinella di Selinunte
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Scopello
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Cefalu
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
6
Palermo
— 3 nights
End: Palermo

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hours
Ustica

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Rocca della Falconiera and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ustica trip itinerary planner.

Palermo to Ustica is an approximately 3-hour ferry ride. In August, daytime highs in Ustica are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ustica

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 23rd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, and then explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Agrigento trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ustica to Agrigento in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

1
night
Marinella di Selinunte

Marinella di Selinunte ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pensiero Contemporaneo, and then explore the ancient world of Selinunte Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marinella di Selinunte online attractions planner .

You can drive from Agrigento to Marinella di Selinunte in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marinella di Selinunte when traveling from Agrigento in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Scopello.

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Chiesa di San Domenico
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Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Chiesa di San Domenico ©
Chiesa di San Domenico
Pensiero Contemporaneo ©
Pensiero Contemporaneo

1
night
Scopello

Scopello ©
The Commune of Scopello is located in the Valsesia region of the Italian Pennine Alps, in the Piedmontese Province of Vercelli. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oasi Zegna.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Scopello travel planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marinella di Selinunte to Scopello. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Scopello when traveling from Marinella di Selinunte in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cefalu.

Things to do in Scopello

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Oasi Zegna
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Oasi Zegna ©
Oasi Zegna

1
night
Cefalu

Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu, and then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cefalu road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scopello to Cefalu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

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nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di Palermo and Norman Palace are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (in Alcamo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Cefalu to Palermo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

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