Hi! We are going to be in Sicily for only a week in October. We are having a real problem narrowing down where to go and how to get there. We fly into Catania on a Wednesday at 12:30 pm and out of Palermo the following Wednesday at 5:25 pm. We travel a lot and tend to fill up our plans and then kind of play it by ear so we might not make a site because we are enjoying where we are. We do tend to get the most out of every day though.
What we are looking at right now is:
Wednesday afternoon looking around Catania
Thursday spending the day in Bronte
Friday some time in Taromina & Catania
Saturday leaving Catania for Agrigento then to Palermo
Sunday exploring Palermo
Monday taking a trip to Erice
Tuesday to Cefalu
Wednesday morning visit Monreale
Is this doable?
We really liked the looks of Noto, Modica, and Syracuse also. Would it be better to do one of them instead of the ones above?
We planned on staying in Catania and Palermo and making trips from there. Would it be better to do something else?
We are trying to decide about renting a car and driving from Catania to Agrigento to Palermo. I am very nervous about driving there. I have driven lots of places and am comfortable, but hate heights and have noticed lots of mountain roads. Are they really that bad on this route?
When you travel by bus what do you do with your luggage? I have heard and read so much about keeping hold of your luggage, but what do you do on trains and busses?
I know this is a lot of questions, but it seems the more we research the more there is to do and the less time we have.
Thank you for any help!!