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

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

When to go to Sicily, Italy

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

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

January

If you vacation in Sicily during January, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

February is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks

March

If you are traveling to Sicily in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat

April

April is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Sicily during May, you are likely to find that it is chilly and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks

June

If you are traveling to Sicily in June, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Sicily during July, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Sicily during November, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Sicily can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sicily, 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 Sicily
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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