12 days in Sicily Itinerary

12 days in Sicily Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sicily holiday maker

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Palermo
— 4 nights
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo
— 4 nights
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Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca (in Sciacca). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, visit Cefalu Coast, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas".

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palermo attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Palermo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Agrigento route planning tool.

Getting from Palermo to Agrigento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Agrigento are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

San Vito lo Capo

— 4 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Salina Calcara (in Nubia), Castellammare del Golfo (Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro & Lido by Sara & Elisabetta) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito.

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

Traveling by car from Agrigento to San Vito lo Capo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Sicily travel guide

4.5
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.