Packing List: Sicily in May (hand luggage only)

Make use of this packing list for Sicily in May for your upcoming holiday. This is focussed on hand luggage-only travel. Sizing down and only taking the items you really need, will ensure a more hassle-free holiday experience. For Travel Guides, check out my travel blog posts about Palermo, Cefalu and Sicily in general. Here’s a packing list for hand-luggage-only travel to Sicily in May:

What to pack for a trip to Sicily in May


  • Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton shirts, shorts, and dresses for warm weather
  • Swimwear for the beaches and coastal areas
  • Light jacket or cardigan for cooler evenings
  • Hat and sunglasses for sun protection
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals for exploring
  • Sleepwear and underwear for the duration of your trip
  • Socks for walking or hiking


  • Travel-sized toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF for protection against the sun
  • Insect repellent to protect against mosquitos
  • Travel-sized deodorant
  • Travel-sized hand sanitiser
  • Razor and/or shaving cream
  • Personal medications and any necessary prescriptions


  • Smartphone and charger
  • Camera or GoPro for capturing memories
  • Power bank for charging on the go
  • Adapter or converter for charging your devices, if needed
  • E-reader or tablet for entertainment during flights or downtime

Travel documents:

  • Passport or ID card
  • Printed or digital copies of your flight tickets, accommodation reservations, and travel insurance information
  • Cash and/or credit cards for transactions
  • Any necessary visas or travel permits


  • Travel-sized laundry detergent for washing clothes
  • Reusable water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Travel-sized first aid kit with basic essentials like band-aids, pain relievers, and any necessary prescription medications
  • Travel towel or sarong for beach trips or picnics
  • Travel lock for securing your luggage
  • Snacks for the journey and for when you’re on the go
  • Travel-sized umbrella or raincoat, as weather can be unpredictable
What will YOU pack for Sicily in May?

Remember to check the airline’s carry-on luggage regulations to ensure that your packing adheres to their requirements. Also, consider the activities you have planned and pack accordingly, keeping in mind the local weather conditions in Sicily during May. Happy travels!


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