10 days in Sicily Itinerary

10 days in Sicily Itinerary

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10 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  3​h
1
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
3
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia dei Conigli and Sciatu Persu. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa online holiday planner .

Rome to Lampedusa is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Lampedusa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi, then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Syracuse Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then steep yourself in history at Greek Theater, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Noto
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Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

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nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Palermo and Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, La Rocca, & more) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Conte Federico.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palermo online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
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 30th (Fri): stop by Le Delizie di Venere and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito and then explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo day trip planning app .

Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Delizie di Venere, Tempio di Segesta
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito

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