8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
2
Taormina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Cala Croce Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then stroll through La Tabaccara.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip maker site.

Milan to Lampedusa is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, then see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

Discover how to plan a Taormina trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese and Via delle Absidi will appeal to museum buffs. Cattedrale di Palermo and Cefalu Coast are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Cefalu (Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento & Duomo di Cefalu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello, make a trip to Quattro Canti, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palermo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo

— 2 nights
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 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and then stroll through Spiaggia di Macari. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip app.

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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.