Holidays to Palermo

Despite not being one of Italy's “must-see” cities, and a bit of a reputation for crime (though what major city doesn't have crime?), Palermo is an Italian metropolis full of culture, beautiful architecture, and a uniquely southern style. Separated from the mainland by only a narrow strip of water, Sicily, …

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How to get to Palermo

Here's what you need to know about getting to Palermo. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Palermo takes 4 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Palermo

Typical Holiday Price

£457 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Palermo varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - June is the cheapest month to go to Palermo.

Where to stay in Palermo

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Palermo, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Palermo

Keith Preble | Trip by SkyscannerTeatro Massimo
Teatro Massimo
Keith Preble | Trip by SkyscannerPalazzo dei Normanni
Palazzo dei Normanni
Keith Preble | Trip by SkyscannerTeatro Politeama
Teatro Politeama
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerFontana Pretoria
Fontana Pretoria
Rich Carriero | Trip by SkyscannerPalermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral
Keane | Trip by SkyscannerQuattrocanti Palermo (Four Corners)
Quattrocanti Palermo (Four Corners)
Anne Lowrey | Trip by SkyscannerBallarò Street Market
Ballarò Street Market
Keane | Trip by SkyscannerSanta Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
swampa | FlickrThe Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini
The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini
Keane | Trip by SkyscannerMercato Vucciria
Mercato Vucciria

Reviews of Palermo

Danciucka Danciucka
Danciucka Danciucka

Amazing place, good restaurants with very affordable prices, helpful people, mondello beach

Mario  G
Mario G

Highly recommend Palermo. Beautiful city. Great food, and lots of history behind it


It’s really dirty. But the food is fantastic. Mondello and Cefalù is much much much better.

Francesco  Ippolito
Francesco Ippolito

Good time here, people are soooo nice and warm. The city center is always full of people and the sun is a constant present. Best gelato ever had, one of the best pizza in my life and street food as it were. For low budget trips and super high quality experiences. Super suggested!

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