Experience the special charm and fascinating sights of western Sicily with a self-drive tour that will give you the freedom to explore western Sicily as you like. Discover the heritage of Sicily with visits of Palermo, Erice, Agrigento, Cefalu and many others.
Day 1: Palermo and Monreale
Sicily is filled with fascinating destinations that await travelers to discover and love them.
The western side of the island is an amazing mix of inspiring cultural heritage and splendid natural sights.
You will arrive at the airport in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, where you pick the car at the rental office and begin the exceptional self-drive tour of western Sicily.
You can explore the most interesting attractions of Palermo if you like, discovering amazing places like the Chiesa della Martorana, Capella Palatina, Teatro Massimo, Piazza Pretoria and many more.
Filled with architectural and cultural landmarks, Palermo is a unique mix of old Roman, Byzantine, Muslim and more, with splendid ruins, squares, churches, theatres and villas. Following the tour of Palermo, you can also visit Monreale, famous for the stunning Arab-Normal Cathedral of Monreale, known as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Overnight will be in hotel in Palermo.
Day 2: Segesta, Erice, Marsala and Trapani Salinas
The second day of the inspiring tour of western Sicily will first give you the chance to discover Segesta, where you can admire the Doric temple known as Tempio Solitario.
After you also learn the legend that Segesta was founded by Aeneas, you can continue with a visit of Erice, magnificently located on Monte San Giuliano. Perfectly integrated into the scenery of the mountain, the medieval old town of Erice is truly a charming treasure of Sicily. With over 60 churches in Erice, many of them are of cultural and historical important, beautiful monuments like the Churches of San Martino, Sa Cataldo, San Giuliano or San Giovanni Batista.
After the tour of Erice, you will reach the western point of Sicily, where you can admire the salt pans that stretch between Trapani and Marsala, while also having the option of visiting the Trapani Salt Museum.
Overnight will be in Marsala.
Day 3: Selinunte and Agrigento
Continuing with this exclusive Italy experience though the western part of Sicily, you will drive towards the southern side of the island, reaching the archaeological site of Selinunte.
Set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape, the park of Selinunte has impressive Greek ruins and you can explore the grounds. The self-drive tour of western Sicily continues with a visit of Agrigento and its famous Valley of the Temples. A world heritage site, the archaeological complex of Selinunte includes the ruins of Akragas, considered among the most beautiful ancient cities.
During the visit of Agrigento, make sure you also admire the temples of Juno, Concord and Hercules.
Overnight will be around Agrigento.
Day 4: Cefalù and Palermo
The last day of the unforgettable self-drive tour in western Sicily will pass through the splendid sea village of Cefalù.
With its enchanting location overlooking the Mediterranean and its medieval monuments, a visit of Cefalu will be the perfect ending for a unique experience. You can visit the imposing Norman Cathedral and the Mandralisca Museum in Cefalu.
You will then depart to the airport in Palermo and car drop-off.
If you have more time to spend in Sicily, you can't miss our 10 Days Self Drive Across Sicily from Palermo.