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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  - From Capri to Ischia by Private Speedboat Transfer Pick

Transport and Rental

From Capri to Ischia by Private Speedboat Transfer

There are very few ferries that run between these two islands in the Bay of Naples, so choose a private transfer instead and set your own schedule: no waiting in long queues and no stress. In just 40 minutes you can travel from Capri to Ischia (or vice versa) in style by luxury speedboat!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 750 max 8-10 passengers
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Private Speedboat Transfer Capri - Salerno Pick

Transport and Rental

Private Speedboat Transfer Capri - Salerno

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
Motoscafisti di Capri - Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line

Buy your ticket online now and save on your island boat tour!

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 € 18 -6% per guest
Cartotrekking - 3 Guided Hikes from Amalfi to Sorrento Pick

Guided tours

3 Guided Hikes from Amalfi to Sorrento

Three separate days of guided walking and hiking tours through the 'pearls' of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts. Discover the best of southern Italy on foot!

By Cartotrekking

from € 449
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Transfer from Positano to Napoli or viceversa + Pompeii Pick

Guided tours

Transfer from Positano to Napoli or viceversa + Pompeii

Private luxury transfer from Positano to Naples by a Mercedes or Volkswagen sedan or minivan with a professional driver who speaks Italian and English including 2 hour stop in Pompeii

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 205
Astarita Car Service - Private Transfer to Matera Pick

Guided tours

Private Transfer to Matera

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