Visiting Sorrento in May

The best month of the year to visit Sorrento

Visiting Sorrento in May

If we were to choose the best month of the year to visit Sorrento, it would be May! The only downside to a visit during this beautiful month are the number of large group tours that take over the coast, with heavy traffic that can clog the narrow lanes in and around Sorrento.

The Weather in May

The weather in Sorrento is usually lovely in May, with mild temperatures and rare rainshowers, generally in the afternoon. Beach clubs open for the season, though you may find the water too cold to swim. The temperature can be chilly in the evening, so be sure to pack a light jacket.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 24° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 16° C
  • Chance of rain: 15%
  • Chance of clouds: 35%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 18° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14

What to See and Do in May

There are a number of things you can see and do in and around Sorrento in May:

Walking and Hiking

This is the perfect month to explore the trails in the Lattari Mountains. If you would like to hike the Path of the Gods, we recommend avoiding the famous trail on the weekends when it can be crowded.

Hiking on the Sorrento Peninsula

Archaeology

You can visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Villa Jovis on Capri. Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen, and to bring plenty of water...the sun gets hot this month, though the temperatures are mild!

Boat Tours

This is the best month to explore by sea, as later in the year the coast off Sorrento, Capri, and Positano is often crowded with boats from all over the world.

You can join a small-group tour or a private tour from Sorrento...both are an unforgettable way to discover the coastline.

The best experiences and tours in Visiting Sorrento in May

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 38 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Morning visit to the Blue Grotto (skip the line!)
Entire tour of the island with stops in the most beautiful places of Capri
Disembarkation on the island to visit the city center

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 125 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Sunset Boat Tour from Positano (Small-Group)
Shared

Departure from Positano

English-speaking skipper
Happy hour drinks and snacks on board
Stunning sunset views of the coastline

Sunset Shared

€ 85 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

Capri Premium Tour Max 8 People from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco, soft drinks, water and beer included on board
Stop to swim and explore Capri by land

Capri Boat Premium

€ 155 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

A private 4 or 7-hour tour of Capri
A large gozzo boat with an expert skipper
Set sail from Positano, Amalfi or Praiano

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Nerano, Praiano

Flexibility and freedom
Traditional gozzo boat
WC and music on board

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.5 m and other options...

From € 550 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 ore

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Morning or afternoon departure
English-speaking skipper
Hotel pickup available

Abate Primatist G46 and other options...

From € 600 Per Boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 ore

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private boat tour with skipper
4 or 7 hours to explore Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
Choice of boats

Romar Pepe Nero and other options...

From € 450 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(115 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from the Amalfi Coast to Capri
Shared

Departure from Positano, Praiano

The most convenient way to visit Capri
guided tour of the island by boat and 4 hours of free time to visit the beauties of Capri
stop for a swim in the crystalline waters of the island of Capri;

Capri boat (shared)

€ 100 € 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling
Shared

Departure from Naples

Snorkel in the Mediterranean
Visit the highlights on Capri
Snacks on board

Tour

€ 190 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Capri Premium: Small-Group Boat Tour
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Local skipper, expert on the area
Beautiful gozzo boat with soft drinks on board
Stops to swim and explore on land

Gozzo Shared Capri

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'SUPERIOR' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 48 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in May

Villas - Positano

All the beauty of the Amalfi Coast from your terrace

  • The spectacular sea view from the private terrace
  • The panoramic position just 20 minutes far from Positano
  • The large spaces of the villa and the kitchen equipped with everything you need