Wow...started this planning with 2 weeks between Sicily & Greece. After reading the books and these forums to find out I want to spend all the time in SIcily and looks like I will need even more time. So excited to plan this trip, but having a hard time picking and choosing what to see. We are 3 couples in our 60's and active - no one wants to drive. So we plan on bus, train and when all else fails a driver for the longer hauls between bases. Need some more guidance from this knowledgeable group. Probably can stretch the visit to 16-17 days. So here's my ideas so far and please any input would be appreciated.
Fly into Palermo
Palermo - Agrigento via train (2 hrs) - 1 night (Valley of the Temples)
Siracusa - Taomina - 3 nights via train (2 hrs)
Taomina - Catania - 3 nights via train (1 hr 15 mins)
Fly out of Catania
That's 5 bases - 13 days - so I can play around with another 3-4 days. Suggestions?
Also, I'm reading that Taomina could be very touristy and expensive, but sounds like it can't be missed. Should we base out of somewhere else & travel for the day there?