Sicily Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Sicily

The best time to visit Sicily is from May to June or September to October. These late spring and early fall months afford hospitable temperatures in the 70s, which are ideal for temple gazing, beach lazing or hiking. As such, these are the most popular times to visit, as well as the most expensive. If you plan a July or August vacation, you'll contend with fewer crowds, fewer open businesses and high temperatures that can reach the triple digits, according to Sherman's Travel. Still, if you can take the heat, you can find deals. Winter sees 50-degree temperatures; you can find greatly reduced hotel rates, but sea swimming is out.

Weather in Sicily

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Average Precipitation (in)
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1.57
1.34
1.38
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0.39
0.39
0.67
1.1
1.89
2.64
3.11
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

May-June

These two months see 70- and 80-degree days, which make beach bumming a pleasure. Still, you'll be wrestling with crowds at some of the top things to do since this is one of Sicily's high seasons.

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July-August

Although monthly averages are in the mid 80s, some sources report highs in the triple digits. Many businesses and hotels close down (so their owners can escape the stifling heat!), so be sure to confirm reservations before you visit.

September-October

Following Sicily's hot summer, early fall brings in 70-degree temperatures once again. Along with May and June, this is the Italian island's high season.

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November-April

Sicily is chilly in the winter. And many of the things to do -- relaxing on the beach, climbing the volcano, hiking through the natural preserve -- take place out of doors. Yes, you can find some massive deals, but you won't see Sicily at its best.

Popular Times to Visit Sicily

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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