Am planning about 7-9 days in Sicily in mid October. Particularly keen to see Taormina, Mt Etna, Catania, Siracusa and Ragusa region. If there was time I might also like to do Cefalu and possibly Agrigento but I'm okay if it doesnt fit. I'd like a mix of seeing things - but also time to eat/relax etc! Other than Western sicily (which will have to be another time!) is there anywhere else I should cover or remove?
Can you please recommend a good way to string these places into an itinerary and timings for each stop? I'd be keen to stay 3 (or at least 2) nights at each stop, and do day trips rather than move each night.
Havent decided on whether to drive or take public transport - recommendations? There will be 3-4 of us. I'm leaning towards driving but also dont want it to be stressful/scary!
Finally, I'm travellng from London and have not yet booked flights, but a quick search shows many options so can prob arrange in/out of whatever suits best for airports.
Thanks for your help.