I'm visiting Sicily for a week from September 20-28, 2014 and would like to see the best of what this gorgeous island has to offer. I'm flying into Catania and out of Palermo and planning to hire a car whilst I'm there. I have drawn up the itinerary below and would appreciate if there were any tips to make my trip worthwhile.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 - arrive in Catania, hire a car and drive to Taormina. Overnight in Taormina.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014: visit Mt Etna in the morning if the weather is nice. I plan to take the funicular and the 4x4 tour with a short trek. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and visit the amphitheatre. Overnight in Taormina.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014: depart Taormina in the morning for Piazza Armerina. Visit villa romana del casale. Drive to Syracuse after the visit. Overnight in Syracuse.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014: visit the sights of Syracuse. Overnight in Syracuse.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014: visit Noto, Marzamemi and possibly Ragusa. Overnight in Syracuse.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014: depart Syracuse for Agrigento. Visit the valley of the temples for the day. Depart for Palermo after the visit.Need to be in Palermo by 1900. Overnight in Palermo
Fri, 26 Sep 2014: visit monreale in the morning. Drive to San Vito lo Capo. Spend the afternoon on the beach. Return to Palermo in the evening. Overnight in Palermo.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014. Visit the sights of Palermo. Head to mondello in the afternoon if possible. Overnight in Palermo
Sun, 28 Sep 2014: depart Palermo in the morning