Seven Days in Western Sicily
WHAT IS INSIDE THE EBOOK
An actionable seven-day plan to go around Sicily West Coast with the knowledge of a local. Palermo and its culture, the beautiful beaches of the Trapani province, the beauty of the Sicilian Zingaro Nature Reserve will leave you just speechless. Should you go for a road trip in Sicily, with our ebook you will have a plan at hand about all you need to do and know about West Sicily in the area among Palermo, Cefalù and Trapani. With our Sicily travel tips you will be ready to take your flight and experience the best of Sicily tours. We promise, once back you will have many stories to tell about your Sicily vacation!
In this ebook you will discover Palermo rich history, various architecture, bustling streets markets, and delicious cuisine. San Vito lo Capo, by far the best beach in Sicily with its fine, white sand will add some relax to your beach holiday! If you want to stay far from the crowd, follow our tips and sleep with your camper at the Macari Bay to sleep under the stars and wake up with the sea in front of your eyes. The great sunset view at Erice or the lively restaurants scene of Trapani will make your Sicilian holidays memorable if you follow the travel ideas contained in this Sicily week itinerary ebook.
With our ebook travel guide about 7 days in Western Sicily, you will have already an itinerary for a week of beach, nature, art, and great local experiences without you doing a long research. We show you the places with interactive maps of Sicily, to get you inspired. Don’t miss then our recommendations on the best places to eat and drink in Sicily, as well as many tested accommodation options for your one week in Sicily.
MAIN LOCATIONS (7-DAY PLAN)
Palermo City, Mondello beach, Monreale, Capo Gallo Nature Reserve, Sferracavallo, Cefalù, Isola delle Femmine beach, Scopello, Zingaro Nature Reserve, San Vito lo Capo beach, Macari Bay, Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, Erice, Trapani and its iconic windmills
Seven Days in Western Sicily
IS 7 DAYS IN SICILY ENOUGH?
It is, but you would need to find your focus. You could easily spend 2 or 3 weeks in Sicily to visit the whole island, but most of us do not have all that free time. This is why 1 week in Sicily is a good start, and the best would be to either focus on Western Sicily or Eastern Sicily. For example, 7 days in Sicily starting in Palermo is a very good option, which will allow you to visit Sicily capital, dive into its cultural scene and discover the beauty of Nature around Palermo and Trapani Province.
WHAT TO SEE BETWEEN PALERMO AND CEFALÙ?
For your Sicily 1 week itinerary, you might want to combine Palermo and Cefalù to discover the Arab-Norman UNESCO heritage of Sicily and some of the most beautiful beach in Sicily. It is worth mentioning the Mondello beach in Palermo, the iconic beach that every Italian would recognize, or the sandy beach along the coast of Cefalù with its picturesque anglers’ houses.
IS CEFALÙ WORTH VISITING IN SICILY?
Cefalù is definitely a must-see town of your Sicily travel itinerary if you are planning to spend one week in Western Sicily. It is easily reachable from Palermo by car or by train in one hour, making this destination a stress-free one as well as a sustainable choice if you travel by train in Sicily. In our ebooks we mark whenever a recommended destination is reachable by train in Sicily.
WHAT IS CEFALÙ SICILY KNOWN FOR?
Three distinctive things make Cefalù memorable. The Arab-Normal medieval Cathedral and its mosaics, the massive mountain behind the village and the town sandy beach. No surprise, this town beach was chosen as one of the locations to film the White Lotus 2 Series in Sicily. Therefore, Cefalù remains a must-see destination for your one week Sicily itinerary.
DOES CEFALÙ HAVE A BEACH?
Yes, and one of the most iconic ones. The coastline around Cefalù is a very beautiful one, but it tends not to be easily accessible. This is why the town beach is the easiest and stress-free solution if you are staying overnight in Cefalù as part of your 7 days Sicily itinerary. The beach is long, and it features turquoise waters. It tends to be quite crowded in summer time especially in July and August, hence if you have the chance to go before or after you will enjoy it at most. Otherwise, make sure you reserve a first row umbrella at one of the many beach clubs.
IS CEFALÙ WALKABLE?
The town is quite compact and flat, therefore very walkable for everyone. In this ebook travel guide we provide the perfect walking tour in Cefalù with a step-by-step Google Maps itinerary with all the major attractions in town. How does it work? You purchase the ebook, you go to the Cefalù page of our recommended Sicily one week itinerary and you click on the icon of the walking tour. And what is left to do is to follow that with your smartphone, at the pace you want and whenever you want. This is how our travel guidebooks empower you making most out of your time in Sicily.
HOW MANY DAYS IN SICILY IS ENOUGH?
From one romantic weekend in Sicily to four weeks doing workation/remote work, you will always have something to do in Sicily and plenty of unique experiences to try. Are you a Nature lover? If so, get to the Zingaro Nature Reserve in Sicily and get surprised with how beautiful and untouched Nature can be in Sicily. A trekking along the Zingaro paths with a mind-blowing view over the sea will make your Sicily trip sporty and sun kissed. Follow our Google Maps itineraries for the best hiking routes along the coast.
WHICH PART OF SICILY HAS THE BEST BEACHES?
West Sicily has by far the best beaches in Sicily. Whether those are the beaches near Palermo, or the San Vito lo Capo and Trapani beaches, it’s a matter of taste and preferences. However, should you want to visit Western Sicily having in mind a beach holiday you are totally on the right track.
IS ONE WEEK ENOUGH IN SICILY?
This is quite a common question. Is a week in Sicily enough to visit the Island? The answer it simple. It is enough to see some parts of the island, but not everything. Keep in mind that Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest Italian region by land area. Therefore, for your seven days in Sicily itinerary you would need to make a choice, but you won’t make it alone. We help you finding the right destinations in Sicily for the time that you will spend in Sicily. Consult all our travel ebooks and pick the one that suites best your preferences.
WHAT PROTECTED AREAS ARE IN SICILY?
Sicily is definitely one the most untouched regions in Italy. Whether it’s about the coastline or the inland rugged mountains, you will always find places which have not been impacted by human settlements. You just need to know what those places are. Discover Sicily nature with our travel guidebooks where we recommend the best Nature Reserves in Sicily. In the ebook Seven Days in Western Sicily we included the Zingaro Park Sicily as well as the Monte Cofano and the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve Sicily.
HOW DO I GET TO RISERVA DELLO ZINGARO?
The Zingaro Sicily Nature Reserve cannot be missed during your Nature in Sicily tour. The Zingaro Reserve was the first Nature Reserved to be established in Sicily, and this prevented any form of urbanization to affect Nature here. This is why the only way to visit and move inside it is either trekking, donkey back riding or by boat. In our travel ebooks we recommend what are the best entrances and the car parks to consider when visiting the Zingaro Nature Park and its hidden beaches.
HOW TO SEE SICILY IN 7 DAYS?
Everyone has a different travelling style, different preferences on how the holidays should look like. There are those who like the freedom of driving and discovering new places with a Sicily road trip in 7 days or more. There are those who visit Sicily with friends and those who discover the island with local experts, such as the providers we have selected for our exclusive Sicily guided tours. Whatever your style is, if you are curious to see how we can help you with custom-made travel plans, one of our expert will be happy to talk to you and propose the best Sicily holidays tours.