8 days in Sicily Itinerary

8 days in Sicily Itinerary

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8 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Palermo
— 2 nights
3
Catania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

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 3rd (Wed), stop by Le Delizie di Venere and then stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito and then explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo tour planner .

London, UK to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to San Vito lo Capo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in San Vito lo Capo reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tempio di Segesta, Le Delizie di Venere
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito

2
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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): shop like a local with Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Spirito o dei Vespri, examine the collection at Museo dell'Acciuga, then view the masterpieces at Via delle Absidi, then stop by La Bottega nella Roccia, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Drago Artecontemporanea.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palermo trip planning tool .

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Monreale, Museo dell'Acciuga, La Bottega nella Roccia, Drago Artecontemporanea
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get impressive views of Mount Etna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with EtnaExcursion.it, take in the exciting artwork at Pinacoteca Zelantea, then contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo di Acireale, and finally look for gifts at Ceramiche Artistiche Micale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Catania journey tool .

You can drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acireale, EtnaExcursion.it
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it
Pinacoteca Zelantea ©
Pinacoteca Zelantea

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C..

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa holiday planner .

You can fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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