I am planning a trip to Sicily for October & the itinerary is currently as follows:
19.10 Fly to Palermo collect hire car from air port & spend night in Scopello
18.10 drive to Milazzo (best route?) transfer to Lipari (with car?) & spend night on Lipari
19.10 & 20.10 Lipari (to trek Stromboli & possibly scuba dive)
21.10 Transfer back to Milazzo & drive to Taormina
22.10 Taormina & Etna (is this feasible?)
23.10 early drive back to Palermo airport to catch flight at 10.35
Having read a few threads about driving in Sicily I am now panicking thinking we will never make the flight given traffic around Palermo. Hotel is non refundable should I cut my losses & forget Tormima, opting instead to stay somewhere closer to Palermo or is this drive doable?? Any comments on the rest of the itinerary? Should we take car to Lipari or park at Milazzo or hire two different cars?!