13 days in Sicily Itinerary

13 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
Bus to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
— 1 night
Ferry to Milazzo, Train to Palermo
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Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive
6
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get outside with Mare Morto, make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then stroll through Sciatu Persu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lampedusa trip site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Lampedusa is an approximately 6-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: highs in Lampedusa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, Head underground at Cavagrande del Cassibile, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, ponder the design of Fountain of Diana, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ragusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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Ragusa

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Saint Giorgio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo San Giorgio, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Iblei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pietro, and finally see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lungomare Andrea Doria e Bisani, then get a taste of life in the country at Gli Aromi Sicily, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sampieri, and finally make a trip to Saint Maria of Monte.

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Traveling by car from Syracuse to Ragusa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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Lipari

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, kick back and relax at Mister Baffo Beach, add some fun to your beach time Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Cala Junco, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Lipari driving holiday site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ragusa to Lipari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lipari when traveling from Ragusa in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lipari

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese and Cattedrale San Salvatore. Venture out of the city with trips to Cefalu (Porta Pescara, Lavatoio Medievale, &more), Mazara del Vallo (Teatro Garibaldi, Museo del Satiro Danzante, &more) and Gole di Tiberio (in San Mauro Castelverde). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at La Bottega nella Roccia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and steep yourself in history at Oratorio di Santa Cita.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Palermo online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Lipari to Palermo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane, then stop by Sicilia Bedda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Zagare & Gelsomini Transfer, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in some culture at Cous Cous Fest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo visit planner.

Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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.