Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
From Singapore to Catania
Which day is cheapest to fly to Sicily?
Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Sicily. Flying on Wednesday will result in higher flight prices.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily epitomises the hot, laidback and ancient culture of the Italian South. From the chaotic, bustling, faded and sometimes frankly terrifying capital of Palermo in the west, to the chichi upmarket towns of Catania and Syracuse in the east, everywhere in Sicily still maintains a pace and way of life that has changed little over centuries, despite a huge rise in tourism in recent times. The cities’ buildings give a glimpse of the island’s history: Greek and Roman architecture prevails in the towns, alongside buildings showing the influence of Gothic, Byzantine, Arabic and French design.
Beautiful though they are, there are many more reasons to book flights to Sicily than its architecturally stunning towns. A drive through the countryside, along winding hillside roads, can reveal citrus and olive groves, a spluttering Stromboli or views to a snow-clad Etna even at the height of summer. The island is surrounded by 620 miles of coastline. Swimming in the sea, particularly from the sandy beaches in the South, can be reason enough to visit.
Sicily flights arrive in one of two airports: Palermo or Catania. Transport within the island is less easy to use, however, and hiring a car is advisable if visiting more than one destination. Beware the notorious Sicilan drivers, especially in the big towns, who are every bit as unpredictable as their reputation.
Peak Season: The high season in Sicily is June to September. This is is when the weather is at is hottest, and the beaches are busiest. There are fewer crowds, however, in April, May and October. The temperatures should still be good and prices for flights to Sicily and hotels on the island will drop.
For those wishing to climb Mount Etna, travel during the warmer months is necessary. Even in the height of summer, it can be freezing at the top, so make sure you pack appropriate clothes.
Off Season: The off season is November to March when you will see few tourist crowds, but the weather can be chilly and damp.