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The Best Time of Year to Visit Sorrento

The Best Time of Year to Visit Sorrento

What season of the year should you vacation in Sorrento?

High season for tourism in Sorrento is usually from Easter through October. This is the time of year when all the shops, hotels, and restaurants are bustling and the ferries to and from the islands and the Amalfi Coast run all day. However, where the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri have a very quiet low season come winter, Sorrento is a popular destination all year round and you can find cafès, restaurants, and shops open even in January and February, when the rest of the coastline is shuttered for the season.

As a rule, you can swim in the sea from the beginning of May to mid-October.

Spring (late March to mid-June)

April and May are the months in which the weather is the most pleasant and Sorrento is at the peak of its beauty, with the scent of orange flowers in the air and long, sunny days. The temperatures are mild and you can take walks around town even during the hottest hours of the afternoon. This is also the season in which large bus tours and school groups often visit, which means that the center of town and sights can get crowded.

Summer (mid-June to mid-September)

The days are cloudless and sunny, but temperatures can soar, making touring during the day uncomfortable, especially in Pompeii and Herculaneum. During these months, opt to spend the hottest hours of the afternoon relaxing on the beach or poolside and tour in the cooler morning or evening hours. Shops, bars, and restaurants stay open until late into the night, and hotel prices peak during the summer season.

Autumn (mid-September through Christmas)

The weather is usually mild with temperatures that do not drop too low until the end of December, though there can be stretches of rain and the days are much shorter. The month of October is still high season for tourism, but by mid-November the crowds have dispersed and the holiday lights have been hung in the center of town. There is a busy holiday calendar in December, with an increasing number of events each year to keep visitors busy during the Christmas and New Year celebrations!

Winter (early January to mid-March)

Many locals who work in travel and tourism in Sorrento take their own holiday after Christmas, and the town takes advantage of the smaller crowds to repair roads and other public works. Many businesses close, but there are always shops, cafès, and restaurants that remain open for the visitors who choose this quiet season to explore the coast. Days can be cold and wet, but February already brings pleasantly sunny days and by March, spring is in the air. This is the perfect time for a budget trip, as there are always low season special rates for accommodations.

Recommended experiences and tours

Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style Pick

Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style

Transfer

Fast, easy, and stress-free: the best way to reach charming Amalfi from Capri (or vice versa) in just 30 minutes is by luxury speedboat! Save precious time during your holiday on Capri and the Amalfi Coast and make even a simple transfer an unforgettable experience!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 650 max 8-10 passengers € 750 -13%
Oasi Motor - Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours) Pick

Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

Rent

Reserve your scooter online to visit Capri in complete freedom without having to face the long lines for the funicular and bus.
This package includes a 6 hour rental from 10 am to 4 pm, with delivery at the port of Capri just steps from where you disembark from the ferry!

By Oasi Motor

from € 40 Per scooter € 55 -27%
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Capri-Sorrento (or vice versa) by Luxury Speedboat+Car Pick

Capri-Sorrento (or vice versa) by Luxury Speedboat+Car

Transfer

The fastest transfer on the seas! In just 20 minutes you can continue your vacation from Capri to Sorrento and take advantage of every minute on your holiday! Save time, skip the long queues and delays by travelling from Capri to Sorrento (or vice versa) by a powerful and luxury speedboat!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 490 max 8-10 passengers € 610 -20%
Cartotrekking - Valley of the Mills & Ferriere Nature Reserve Pick

Valley of the Mills & Ferriere Nature Reserve

Tour

Private guided hike through the Valley of the Mills and the historic paper mills of Amalfi.

By Cartotrekking

from € 150
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Paestum and Mozzarella Day Trip Pick

Paestum and Mozzarella Day Trip

Tour

Combine your love of archaeology with good food on this day trip including a visit to a local artisan mozzarella workshop for a demonstration, tasting, and light lunch followed by a long stop to explore the breathtaking Greek temples of Paestum!

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 465 8-9 hours
Astarita Car Service - Private Transfer to Matera Pick

Private Transfer to Matera

Transfer

Are you travelling with a group of 6-8 and want to visit Matera, the City of the Sassi? Book our private transfer by luxury Mercedes with pick-up in Sorrento and a professional driver at the wheel!

By Astarita Car Service

€ 900 Total rate for 6/8 people