Palermo, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Palermo, Italy? If you're planning to go to Palermo, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Palermo, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Palermo, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Palermo, Italy by month

January

In January, Palermo is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Palermo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

February

February in Palermo is chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

March

In March, Palermo is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Palermo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

April

Traveling to Palermo in April, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

If you visit Palermo during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June in Palermo is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella

July

Traveling to Palermo in July, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August for Palermo is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

September

September in Palermo is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear

October

October in Palermo is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November in Palermo is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

December

If you visit Palermo during December, you are likely to find that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Palermo, Italy

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Palermo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Palermo
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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