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

Hydrofoil to Amalfi & Positano from Sorrento or C/mare
New Shared

Departure from Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia

Avoid traffic and delays
Admire the coastline by sea
Stop in both Positano and Amalfi

Hydrofoil from Sorrento - Amalfi&Positano and other options...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 9 hours 10 hours

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)

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 € 170

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)
Special Capri 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

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself!
Visit the Blue Grotto
Swim in the crystalline coves

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 190 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 250

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(175 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 hours

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
Complete freedom at sea
No boating licence requested

Lancia caprese

From € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(130 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Stunning sunset views of the coastline
English-speaking skipper
Toast with Prosecco and snacks on board

Apreamare 10 "Queen Elisabeth" and other options...

From € 250 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Blue Grotto visit
Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 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

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Children ride free
Save 1 euro
Skip the line

Speedboats

€ 17 per guest € 18

Duration 1 hour

Very Good
(271 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in August

Grand Hotel Cocumella
Most popular

5 stars - Sorrento

The historic heart of Sorrento

  1. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento right above the sea
  2. Three restaurants featuring the finest Neapolitan cuisine
  3. A spectacular sailboat with which to explore the Bay of Naples
Excellent
(427 Reviews)
Grand Hotel Riviera
Most popular

4 stars - Sorrento

Postcard-perfect memories from Sorrento

  1. From the rooms to the private beach by elevator
  2. Dinner with a view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples
  3. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento
Excellent
(1695 Reviews)

4 stars - Sorrento

Mediterranean elegance overlooking Sorrento

  1. A Mediterranean residence overlooking the center of Sorrento
  2. Two restaurants serving the finest Neapolitan cuisine
  3. Swimming pools with spectacular views of the Bay of Naples
Excellent
(3203 Reviews)

5 stars - Sorrento

An iconic luxury hotel with magnificent views and a glitterati clientele

  1. Iconic Grand Dame hotel which once hosted Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren
  2. Vast garden and grounds along the coastline for spectacular views
  3. Historic rooms and suites with private terraces and antique furnishings
Excellent
(1828 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in August