8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Catania
— 1 day
Drive
2
Letojanni
— 1 night
Drive
3
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
4
Piazza Armerina
— 1 night
Drive
5
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
6
Marinella di Selinunte
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo
— 1 night
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Catania

— 1 day

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.
On the 18th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then make a trip to Piazza Duomo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Catania day trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Catania is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Letojanni.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Letojanni

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo d'Agro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Diocesano Santa Maria della Catena, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Durante, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Giuseppe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Letojanni trip app.

You can drive from Catania to Letojanni in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Letojanni

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taormina

— 1 night
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 20th (Tue), get outside with Blue Sea Diving Center, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina tour planner.

Taormina is very close to Letojanni. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Piazza Armerina

— 1 night
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. On the 21st (Wed), look for gifts at Ceramica a Modo Mio, examine the collection at Museo della Civilta Contadina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Pietro, then delve into the distant past at Villa Romana del Casale, and finally examine the collection at Museo Della Civilta Mineraria.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Piazza Armerina tour planning app.

Getting from Taormina to Piazza Armerina by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Agrigento tour planner.

Drive from Piazza Armerina to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Marinella di Selinunte.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Marinella di Selinunte

— 1 night
Marinella di Selinunte, also known as Marinella, is a southern Italian village and hamlet of Castelvetrano, a municipality in the Province of Trapani, Sicily. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with aMare Sicilia and then delve into the distant past at Selinunte Archaeological Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Marinella di Selinunte road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Marinella di Selinunte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Agrigento in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Marinella di Selinunte. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Marinella di Selinunte

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Vito lo Capo

— 1 night
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo online visit planner.

You can drive from Marinella di Selinunte to San Vito lo Capo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Palermo

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours · Historic Sites

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.