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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

Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Pick

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

Tour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 14 per guest € 15 -7%
Motoscafisti di Capri - Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line Pick

Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line

Tour

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

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - From Capri to Ischia by Private Speedboat Transfer Pick

From Capri to Ischia by Private Speedboat Transfer

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
Top Excursion Sorrento - Shore excursion: Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii Pick

Shore excursion: Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii

Tour

The perfect tour for travellers on a cruise who have just a short time to see Positano and the wonders of Sorrento and the Pompeii archaeological site.
Departure from the port of Naples or Salerno
Auto: Mercedes (sedan or minivan)
Duration: 8 hours
Bilingual driver

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 350 8 hour excursion
Eurolimo - Tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, & Lacryma Christi Winery Pick

Tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, & Lacryma Christi Winery

Tour

An unforgettable day that includes a visit to the ruins in Pompeii, a drive up the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to hike to the crater, and a tour and tasting with lunch or a light snack at the foot of the volcano. All on board a comfortable luxury sedan or van!

By Eurolimo

€ 120 per guest
Astarita Car Service - Private Tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast Pick

Private Tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast

Tour

Private tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast (Praiano, Amalfi e Ravello) on a Mercedes vehicle and English speaking driver.
Duration 6 hours

By Astarita Car Service

from € 250 rate for 2 people € 270 -7%