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Sicily, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Sicily?

You should plan to spend around $110 (€102) per day on your vacation in Sicily. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (€33) on meals
  • $14 (€13) on local transportation
  • $128 (€118) on hotels

A one week trip to Sicily for two people costs, on average, $1,539 (€1,422). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sicily cost?

A one week trip to Sicily usually costs around $770 (€711) for one person and $1,539 (€1,422) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sicily on average costs around $1,539 (€1,422) for one person and $3,078 (€2,845) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sicily will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sicily on average costs around $3,298 (€3,048) for one person and $6,596 (€6,096) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Sicily has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sicily expensive to visit?

Prices in Sicily are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Sicily is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Sicily Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sicily?

The average Sicily trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sicily travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 118 ($128)
Local Transportation 1 13 ($14)
Food 2 33 ($36)
Entertainment 1 12 ($13)
Alcohol 2 7 - 21 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Sicily
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sicily is $64 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sicily is $128 (€118). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sicily

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Transportation Budget in Sicily
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sicily is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (€13) per person, per day, on local transportation in Sicily.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Sicily
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sicily can vary, the average cost of food in Sicily is $36 (€33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sicily should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sicily is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Sicily
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sicily typically cost an average of $13 (€12) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Sicily
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $15 (€14) on alcoholic beverages in Sicily per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Sicily On a Budget
Sicily Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
If Italy is a boot, then Sicily is the football about to be kicked. This large island is separated from mainland Italy by the Straits of Messina. It has a dynamic and rich cultural history that is a mix of many different invading forces over the course of history, each leaving its own mark on Sicily's art, cuisine, and language. Various archeological areas can be found throughout the island and many are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sicilians have their own language, although most speak Italian and many learn English in school.

The island has a Mediterranean climate that is mild but damp in the winter and hot and dry in the summer. You can expect uncomfortably hot temperatures during the summer months so it is best to visit during the fall and spring seasons when temperatures are more mild. As a general rule you can expect the amount of rainfall to go up as you go up in elevation. The southern and southeastern coasts receive the least rainfall and the northern and northeastern highlands receive the most.
Visitors come to Sicily year around for its excellent climate and impressive sights and attractions. Among the favorite places to visit are archeological sites, beaches, cities and Mount Etna. Popular cities include Palermo, Catania, Syracuse and Ragusa. Other places of interest are Taormina, Giardinni Naxos, Erice, Cefalu, Agrigento, the Pelagie Island and Capo d'Orlando.

There are six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sicily. These are Valle dei Templi, Villa Romana del Casale, the Aeolian Islands, the Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Necropolis of Pantalica and Mount Etna.
Sicily's provinces include Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Syracue, and Trapani.

Trekking is becoming increasingly popular on the island due to its rugged beauty and stunning vistas. Other places worth visiting include the Salt Flats of Trapani, the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo and Erice, which is the highest town in Sicily. There are a diversity of activities spread throughout the island. Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure, a beach vacation, or a city filled with culture, then Sicily has something for you.
Food and Dining
Being an island, Sicily's cuisine is heavily influenced by seafood, as well as the cultures of Spain, the Middle East, and North Africa. The food is often made with tomatoes and olive oil as well as unique spices that give it a very different flavor than the food found elsewhere in Italy, although it does maintain its Mediterranean roots. Popular flavors include almond, jasmine, rosemary, mint and basil.

Sicilian desserts are also excellent. The famous Italian dessert, the cannoli, can be found everywhere in Sicily. Other options include "granita", which is made with ice that is mixed with crushed fruit and juice, and "cassata" which is a cake that comes from Arabic influences.

Sicily's main airports are in Palermo and Catania. Catania has the largest airport and it offers domestic flights throughout Italy as well as a few international flights. Palermo also has domestic flights as well as some budget international flights that are worth looking into.

There is train service that connects into the Italian train network in the city of Messina. The long distance trains that travel from Rome, Naples, and Milano cross the Straits of Messina by railferry and arrive at Palermo and Catania. It takes about 8 hours to travel from Naples and 10 from Rome. It can be uncomfortably hot to travel by train during the summer months. You can also travel by bus from Rome and Naples to Catania and Palermo.

Large ferries travel from Palermo to Civitavecchia, Naples, Genoa, Livorno, and Sardinia among other destinations. From Catania, ferries travel to Naples and Malta. There are hourly ferries that cross the Straits of Messina between Messina, Sicily and Villa San Giovanni on the mainland.

Public transportation on the island of Sicily is good during the week but service is very limited on Sundays so plan ahead. Trains are decent and affordable. There are fast trains that run along the main lines between Messina and Palermo and Catania. Less popular routes can be slower and less frequent. Buses are also a good option as there is a comprehensive system that is cheap. The bus hubs are located in Palermo and Catania but there are many routes between small cities and towns. Renting a car is another option for exploring the island as the roads are good and this allows you more flexibility to get off the beaten path.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.