11 days in Sicily Itinerary

11 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily tour itinerary maker

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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Catania
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of San Vito lo Capo to go to Castellammare del Golfo and see Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Spiaggia di Macari.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip builder site.

Milan to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in August since evenings lows in San Vito lo Capo dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, then ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palermo day trip website.

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi.

Make your Agrigento itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Palermo to Agrigento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Catania

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Centro Storico (in Noto), Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa & Ortigia) and Taormina (Villa Comunale, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more). There's more to do: trek along Etnatao Etna Excursions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Catania trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Catania takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Catania when traveling from Agrigento in August, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa road trip planning tool.

Fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from Catania in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Sicily travel guide

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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.