5 days in Sicily Itinerary

5 days in Sicily Itinerary

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San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Lampedusa
— 1 night
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San Vito lo Capo

— 1 night
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 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

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Rome to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Vito lo Capo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

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Getting from Palermo to Lampedusa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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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.