17 days in Sicily & Florence Itinerary

17 days in Sicily & Florence Itinerary

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Fly
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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Palermo
— 2 nights
Bus to Trapani, Staiti 13, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
3
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
Ferry to Marsala, Bus to Agrigento
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
5
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Florence
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, and then Head underground at Grotta Mangiapane.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo holiday planner.

Charlotte, USA to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to San Vito lo Capo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner.

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Isola di Favignana

Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
On the 1st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Burrone, then head outdoors with Cala Azzurra, then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Scalo Cavallo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana online route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Palermo to Isola di Favignana takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

1
night
Agrigento

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Agrigento driving holiday planner.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Agrigento by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
Syracuse

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tonnara di Marzamemi, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

Make your Syracuse itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Mare Morto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

5
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Siena and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, Torre del Mangia, &more), Castello di Gabbiano (in San Casciano in Val di Pesa) and Monteriggioni (Castello di Monteriggioni & Walls of Monteriggioni). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Lampedusa in September, with lows around 59°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.