8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly to Catania, Bus to Agrigento
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo
— 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo travel route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in August; daily highs in San Vito lo Capo reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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 2nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Agrigento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Side Trip

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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.