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6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

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6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

Planning a father/son (64/29) trip to Sicily the first week in March. We will rent a car and like smaller towns, villages, italian food, wine, and photography. We fly into Catania and out of Palermo . Thanks to all the info on this board..here is a proposed iteneary.

Fly into Catania, drive to Taormina..spend 2 days/nights. Drive to sights around the area. Then down to Syacusa for 2 days/nights. See sights around the area. Then up early, drive to Argiento and visit the Temples and lunch. Then on over to Erice for the late afternoon and night. Then up early to drive to Palermo dropping car off at airport and take taxi/bus into Palermo for the day and night. Next day taxi/bus to Palermo airport to fly home.

I know some might say not enough time in Palermo, but 6 nights is hard to spread out. Maybe we should skip Palermo (not real fans of big cities) and spend a day/night somewhere else ?

Appreciate any ideas, thoughts or things we might need to add or drop!

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1. Re: 6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

Since you're not big fans of big cities (thus little interest in Palermo), why not stay in Erice an extra night? As is, you have devoted very little time to it. Staying there an extra night would allow you to relax a bit and enjoy it.

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2. Re: 6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

Not a bad idea. And then we can drive straight to the airport on Saturday to fly home. Good idea! Thanks!

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3. Re: 6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

Welcome to Sicily Big Hugo!

If you’re not a big fan of big cities, and your time is so limited, perhaps skip Palermo.

You might enjoy that night in Modica or Ragusa on your way to Agrigento from Siracusa.

Perhaps spend a night in Southern Trapani province around Selinunte – You could then leisurely enjoy the drive from Agrigento to Erice and visit the Planeta winery. Then see Segesta and Erice from your last night in Erice.

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Or you could cluster the two nights in Erice, but you might find the Siracusa to Erice portion a bit rushed.

End in Erice, an hour's drive from Palermo's airport.

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4. Re: 6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

Vagabonda,

Thank you very much..good ideas. We are very early risers, so my thought was get up and take off from Siracusa on Thurs at around 7am which should put us at the Temples around 10am or so. A few hours at the Temples and maybe a quick lunch and on to Erice for a late afternoon arrival. Kind of rushed, but really the only big travel day of the whole week.

We then could spend two nights In Erice (San Domenico) giving us the early morning friday to take photos in the town (dawn) before all the crowds and again at dusk, after the crowds leave. During that day we could drive out and around the Southern Trapani Province, Segesta, etc.

And as you said, Sat would be an easy drive to the airport from Euice thereby avoiding the hassle of dropping the car off at the airport a day earlier and having to take busses into and back out of Palermo as well as avoiding another round of unpacking and packiing again!

This plan is coming together very nicely given all the help from you and the others on these forums. Thank you very much for all your informaion!

Edited: 09 January 2013, 20:01
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5. Re: 6 nights in early March... Itenerary ??

I'm planning a very similar trip......How did your itinerary work out Big Hugo? would love to hear some input! Planned trip is in September , 6 nights 7 days.( p.s..i also don't like big cities, and love small villages)

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