In terms of weather, the best time to take flights to Trapani is during the summer months of July and August. Temperatures at this time of year are normally very pleasant, reaching an average high temperature of 30 degrees in August. These months are regarded as high season, so flight and hotel prices will be significantly higher during this period. Some hotels even operate a ‘super high season’ in August when the prices are at their highest. Low season runs from November to March and mid-season covers April, May, June and September; these months represent the best time to secure a cheap flight to Trapani. January is usually the coldest month of the year but temperatures can still reach an average high of 15 degrees. One of the best times to visit is during Easter, when the city holds a whole week of events and festivities. The celebrations culminate on Good Friday and Holy Saturday with the 16-hour Procession of the Mysteries featuring beautifully decorated floats which journey through the streets of the city.
Having largely been overshadowed by other resorts on Sicily, in recent years Trapani has become a popular tourist destination. This is mainly due to the increased number of airlines that currently offer flights to Trapani airport from major European cities. It is easy to see why visitors are attracted to Trapani: the city and surrounding area have a rich history dating back over 2000 years and the climate, architecture and natural beauty all offer a rich backdrop for a fantastic holiday. Also, particularly important for money-conscious travellers, the prices are generally cheaper when compared to other more famous Mediterranean resorts. Many visitors to Trapani spend their first few days exploring the newly-restored Baroque town centre. It is a perfect place for a spot of lunch or a bit of retail therapy. For a more sedate activity, the numerous beautiful beaches dotted around the peninsula are a perfect place to soak up the Sicilian sun. Fans of architecture will appreciate the variety of beautiful buildings in the city, such as the Church of Saint Augustine with its wonderful rose window. If there is still time, the nearby historic town of Erice is well worth a visit: it is reachable via a stunning cable car ride.
A number of bus services operate in and around the city. A good tip is to purchase a Welcome Card which for a reasonable price gives 3 days unlimited travel and discount on entry to museums. However, Trapani is easily walkable, so most places can be reached on foot.
The nearest airport serving flights to Tranpi is Vincenzo Florio Airport (TPS) in the town of Birgi (the airport is also known as Trapani-Birgi airport). It is about 9 miles (14 km) away from the city centre and visitors have the option of taking one of the bus shuttle services that run from the airport which takes around 20 minutes. Alternatively, taxis can be caught from the waiting area opposite the main entrance.