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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  - Private Speedboat Transfer Capri - Salerno Pick

Private Speedboat Transfer Capri - Salerno

Transfer

Save precious time during your holiday and choose a fast, comfortable, and reliable private transfer by luxury speedboat to fly across the waves from Capri to Salerno (or Salerno to Capri) in just 60 minutes. Choose the best for your vacation and your peace of mind!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 800 max 8-10 passengers
Oasi Motor - 2 hour motorized rubber raft + 5 hour scooter rental Pick

2 hour motorized rubber raft + 5 hour scooter rental

Rent

Explore the island by land and sea.
Don't miss out on this great offer for discovering all of Capri with a boat + scooter rental package.

By Oasi Motor

€ 160 1 boat + 1 scooter € 190 -16%
Christina Pink Service (TEST Servizi) - Coach trip to discover the Active Volcano Pick

Coach trip to discover the Active Volcano

Coach trip to discover the Active Volcano of the Pirates Bay islands

By Christina Pink Service (TEST Servizi)

from € 900 € 1,000 -10%
Eurolimo - Stress-Free Naples - Ravello Transfer Pick

Stress-Free Naples - Ravello Transfer

Transfer

Book your private transfer from Naples, with pick-up directly at the airport, train station, port, or any other location in the city center by luxury sedan or van for a quick and easy arrival in Ravello!
Duration: about 80 minutes

By Eurolimo

from € 130
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Transfer from Napoli to Praiano or Vice Versa + Pompeii Pick

Transfer from Napoli to Praiano or Vice Versa + Pompeii

Transfer

Private luxury transfer from Naples to Praiano by a Mercedes or Volkswagen sedan or minivan with a professional driver who speaks Italian and English including 2 hour stop in Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Mount Vesuvius.

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 210 Includes 2 hour stop
Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano) Pick

Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano)

Tour

The ruins of Pompeii, the wines of Mount Vesuvius, and the charm of historic Sorrento: this private tour privato departing from Positano is an unforgettable day of discovery of the best of southern Italy.
Tour by luxury sedan or minivan with a professional bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 349