9 days in Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily vacation planner
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— 3 nights
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Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Vittoria
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Palermo — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas".

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Palermo itinerary builder website.

Newark, USA to Palermo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Palermo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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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 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip planning tool.

You can fly from Palermo 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 May, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vittoria.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Vittoria — 2 nights

Vittoria is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Didattico di Storia Naturale and then don't miss a visit to Carceri dello steri. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Valle DELL'ACATE, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria Delle Grazie, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Paul-Bricius & Company.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vittoria itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lampedusa to Vittoria with the Route module. Traveling from Lampedusa in May, expect nights in Vittoria to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
Side Trips
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Taormina — 2 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): walk around Villa Comunale, make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Caterina Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Blue Sea Diving Center.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taormina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vittoria to Taormina takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Sicily travel guide

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.