8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Fly
1
Palermo
— 1 night
Fly
2
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Taormina
— 2 nights
Fly

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo, and finally contemplate the long history of Oratorio di Santa Cita.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Palermo planning app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Palermo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

2
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 19th (Sat), kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara. On your second day here, make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu, then get outside with Mare Morto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Palermo to Lampedusa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Nicolaci, then admire the masterpieces at Monastero del San salvatore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, ponder the design of Fountain of Diana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Syracuse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Taormina

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, stroll around Villa Comunale, then go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Taormina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.