I need some advice regarding the Western leg of our Sicily trip. We'll have a car for roughly 5 days and are having a hard time planning the itinerary while out that way.
We're looking for a good base or two to settle in that would allow for day trips to the following:
Alcamo Wine Trail vineyards and/or other wineries
Still in the process of grasping distances. Thinking about two nights each in a province North and South.
Scopello and Sciacca are two towns I'd like to visit, (Sciacca more so) and they sound like fantastic bases but from experience, I understand maps can be deceiving and I do not want to make the mistake of trying to over achieve. Been trying to get a better idea of what is doable in a day. For example:
1 day: Enrice & Segesta
1 day: Alcamo (or similar) Wine Trail & Selinunte
1 day: Wine Region & Mozia
1 day: Agrigento & someplace else
Is it possible to do more in a day or is this already pushing it? Also, routes are not set. This is all tentative.
Our flight arrives in Catania on the afternoon of Nov. 29th and the plan is to drive Westward. We are not looking to visit the Palermo area for this trip. I've read here that Trapani is the convenient hub but would prefer a scenic town like Scopello or Sciacca if possible. So we are also trying to sort out if it makes more sense to drive South West or North West upon our arrival. As of now, we're returning the car at Catania Airport on Dec. 4th but may keep it an extra day. Remainder of the journey will be spent in Siracusa with an excursion or two via bus routes to nearby places like PALAZZOLO ACREIDE.
I feel like we've been planning a trip to a Continent rather than an island. Could really use some expert advice!!!!!
Thanks in advance