8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily holiday planner

Make it your trip
Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Catania
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Catania
— 1 night
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, Train to Leipzig

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Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Blue Sea Diving Center. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, kick back and relax at Isola Bella, don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally stop by Made in Sicily Taormina.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Catania trip app.

Leipzig, Germany to Catania is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Leipzig in August; daily highs in Catania reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa online holiday planner.

You can fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Catania in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Lampedusa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lampedusa to Palermo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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.
When in San Vito lo Capo, make a side trip to see Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo, approximately Castellammare del Golfo away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo road trip planning app.

You can 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. August in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.