Visiting Sorrento in August

Visiting Sorrento during the busiest time of the year

Visiting Sorrento in August

August in Sorrento is the hottest, busiest, and most crowded month...when the city is "on fire" in every sense of the word! From the heavy traffic to the endless crowds, there are a number of complications this month that you will need to manage to get the most out of your visit. It's important to book everything in advance this month, so you won't find yourself caught short at the last minute.

August Weather

Temperatures in August soar in Sorrento, hovering above 30°C for most of the month. At the end of the month, the first thunderstorms cool down the city and coastline a bit, but places where there is no respite from the sun like Pompeii and Herculaneum are often uncomfortably hot. A wise alternative is to visit these sites when they offer evening opening hours.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 30° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 23° C
  • Chance of rain: 11%
  • Chance of clouds: 10%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 25° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14.3

What to Do in Sorrento in August

The best option is to get around by sea to avoid the heavy traffic along the coast.

Ferries run to Capri, Ischia, and the Amalfi Coast, and there are special summer routes to Naples, Herculaneum, and the Cilento peninsula.

Ferry schedule from Sorrento

It's also a wise idea to take a boat tour of Capri to see the island by sea, far from the crowds that take over the island during the day and create long lines to catch the funicular, taxis, buses, and make the port area particularly chaotic.

Boat tours of Capri from Sorrento include a tour around the island with a stop at the Blue Grotto, a few hours of free time to visit the island on foot, and stops during the sail to swim or snorkel.

Boat tours from Sorrento to Capri

This is also the ideal month of the year to relax on the beach:

Beaches in Sorrento
Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

August Events

Sorrento holds a number of events in August, information for which is available at the tourist info office. The most important event of the month is the 15th of August bank holiday, Ferragosto, with beach parties, dinners, and fireworks.

The best experiences and tours in Visiting Sorrento in August

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
Visit the vineyard and winery

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area or meeting point
Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
Stops to swim

Boat Amalfi Coast

€ 114 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

From Sorrento, visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in one day
A small group of just 8 people
Free time in each town

Minivan Amalfi Coast Sharing

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour (full day)
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Departure from your hotel / meeting point
Tour of the Island by boat
Free time to visit the island

Boat to Capri

€ 109 per guest

Duration 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A private gozzo boat
Stops to swim
See the Faraglioni and grottoes

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 150 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)
Capri Day Cruise
New

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Massa Lubrense

A choice of departure ports
Comfortable boats
Option of time on land

Acquamarina 9 - San Francesco and other options...

From € 660 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast with pick-up and drop off at the Naples or Sorrento port. Transfers via air-conditioned vehicle.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)
Skip the Line Pompeii Guided Tour + Lunch
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit Pompeii in one day
A dedicated guide
Wine and food tasting

.

€ 99 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
Free time to explore Capri on land

€ 139 per guest

Duration 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Skip the Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Tour + Lunch
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii & Vesuvius in one day
Wine and food tasting
Departure from your hotel or closest meeting point

Bus to Pompei and Vesuvio

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning) 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Visit Sorrento coast in 2 hours
Semi-private tour with maximum 12 people on board
Comfortable departure from the port of Sorrento

Exclusive Gozzo

€ 25 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in August

Luxury Villas - Sorrento

Your magic terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples

  1. The lush green garden and deep blue sea
  2. The delicious cuisine of Sorrento, served on the terrace
  3. Suites with frescoed ceilings and unforgettable views of the bay
Excellent
(51 Reviews)

Luxury Villas - Massa Lubrense

Your private oasis in Massa Lubrense

  1. Lose yourself in the sweeping 6000 square meter estate
  2. A view over the Island of Capri in the distance
  3. The outdoor fitness area with a view

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in August