9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly to Catania, Bus to Agrigento
2
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 26th (Wed), get outside with L'Isola del Pescatore and then don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Greca, identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, step off the mainland to explore Isle de Lampadusa, look for all kinds of wild species at Capo Ponente, then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie, and finally kick back and relax at Spiagga Cala Francese.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa day trip planning app.

London, UK to Lampedusa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Lampedusa to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Monte Cammarata, get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Nicola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Santo Spirito, then explore the world behind art at Mudia_Museo Diocesan Agrigento, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Pirandello.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Agrigento in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta dell'Olio, head outdoors with Stadio Renzo Barbera, see the interesting displays at Museo Falcone - Borsellino, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Matteo Bonello, then see the interesting displays at No Mafia Memorial, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo tour planning site.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano and Lido Zanzibar. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia dei Faraglioni and Lido Acqua Azzurra. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Lido Valenti (in Casa Santa), Spiaggia Baia Rio Forgia (in Valderice) and Lido Seaside - New Aquarius (in Custonaci). There's much more to do: get outside with Cala Mazzo di Sciacca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caletta del Bue Marino, sample the tasty concoctions at Il Barbagianni, and kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.