15 days in Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Sicily Itinerary

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Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Linton

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Etna Passion (in Zafferana Etnea), Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, discover the deep blue sea with Blue Sea Diving Center, explore the stunning scenery at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and walk around Villa Comunale.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina itinerary builder tool.

Linton, UK to Taormina is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Taormina is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Linton in September; daily highs in Taormina reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Palermo

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast) and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palermo holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Step out of San Vito lo Capo with an excursion to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda, look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo online trip planner.

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. In September, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Lampedusa is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Cala Croce Beach, look for gifts at Lampedusa Artigianato, and kick back and relax at La Tabaccara.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa online day trip planner.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Syracuse

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noto (Centro Storico & Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari) and Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla & Siculamente). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse trip builder tool.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
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.