16 days in Sicily Itinerary

16 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Fly
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palermo
— 5 nights
Drive
4
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica and Monastero del San salvatore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. George and Church of San Pietro. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Spiaggia di Punta Cirica (in Ispica), Cavagrande del Cassibile (in Avola) and Noto (St. Nicholas Cathedral, Chiesa Santa Chiara, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Diana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Syracuse trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Syracuse is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

3
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Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Croce Beach and Sciatu Persu. Get outdoors at Cala Maluk and Cala Uccello. There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, and head outdoors with Mare Morto.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planning website.

You can fly from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

5
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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Bring the kids along to Chiesa del Gesu and Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina. For shopping fun, head to La Bottega nella Roccia or Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi). Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Porta Pescara & Santuario Gibilmanna), Castelbuono (Castello Ventimiglia & Museo Civico di Castelbuono) and Castello di Caccamo (in Caccamo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Satiro Danzante, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Salvatore, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

2
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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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get interesting insight from Zagare & Gelsomini Transfer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Caletta del Bue Marino and then step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo.

Before you visit San Vito lo Capo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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.