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Best time to visit Sicily

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The best time to visit Sicily is April-June

Are you looking for the best time to visit Sicily? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Sicily is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April-June is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

During the peak of the warmer months, temperatures in Catania, Sicily can rise to a maximum of around 34℃ (93℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 7℃ (44℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Sicily though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sicily, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Sicily in October. Head there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Sicily, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Sicily seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Sicily is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Sicily

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
CataniaApril-June
14℃
7℃
15℃
7℃
17℃
8℃
19℃
11℃
24℃
14℃
29℃
19℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
28℃
20℃
23℃
17℃
19℃
13℃
15℃
9℃
PalermoApril-June
13℃
7℃
13℃
7℃
15℃
8℃
18℃
10℃
21℃
13℃
26℃
17℃
29℃
21℃
29℃
22℃
26℃
20℃
22℃
17℃
18℃
13℃
14℃
9℃
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Top FAQs

Sicily is in Italy.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Sicily:

The warmest month of the year in Catania, one of the most popular places to visit in Sicily, is August.
The driest month of the year in Catania, Sicily, is usually around July each year.

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