please help with itinerary in sicily

Old Mar 11th, 2014, 12:55 AM
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please help with itinerary in sicily

I have 6 days in Sicily. I will flying in from rome. Do you suggest the east or the west of sicily? I am not fussy with sights. Do I base myself in one city and take day trips or do I spend 2-3 days in different locations?

suggestions on hiring a car or use of public transport. I am travelling in January..

Thanks for all your help
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Old Mar 11th, 2014, 05:47 AM
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We spent our time on Sicily in Palermo and east. It is difficult to really enjoy Sicily without a car though I expect it can be done. I would get a car and visit about 3 locations, not use one base. Read a few SIcily trip reports for some ideas.
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Old Mar 11th, 2014, 05:58 AM
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With only 6 days, limit the number of locations. Fly into Palermo, rent a car and visit Trapani, Erice, and Agrigento then return the car and visit Palermo at the end of the week. I would give Palermo 3 days minimum.
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If possible, do not skip Taormina. You won't regret it!
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Old Mar 11th, 2014, 07:00 AM
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Is there any way you could get more days for Sicily? Because 6 days is not enough.

What do you want to see in Sicily? Scenery? Greek temples? Local culture?

Get a guidebook and/or research on the Internet. I always like to look at Google images of places I might want to visit. Try Fodors Destinations (on left in orange strip above). Search this forum for trip reports on Sicily. On TripAdvisor's forum, there's a Sicilian local, vagabonda, who supplies very helpful advice.

None of us knows what you like. But it is likely a car would be helpful.
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