My husband and I are trying to book a trip to Catania for my birthday. We would fly in on May 16 for 5 nights. As we fly in quite late on the first night, we plan to stay in Catania. For the next days:
Day 1 - Full Day trip to Mount Etna using a guide.
QUESTION: Does anyone know any tour guides which will drop us off in Taormina with our luggage after our full day trip to Mt Etna? We plan to stay in Taormina.
Day 2 - Travel up to Milazzo to get ferry to Stromboli. Do the Stromboli hike and stay in Stromboli
Day 3 - Take ferry back to Milazzo and make our way down to Syracuse.
Day 4 - Spend the day in Syracuse and make way back to Catania.
Day 5 - Spend the day in Catania, fish markets, etc, and then fly out at 4pm.
Can anyone see if the schedule is too hectic? We want to two days of strenuous activity (Mt Etna and Stromboli) and leave the other three days for more relaxed sightseeing and perhaps a day at the beach.
I would be grateful for any help to this itinerary.