Visiting Sorrento in August

Visiting Sorrento during the busiest time of the year

Visiting Sorrento in August
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Visiting Sorrento in August

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.

Recommended experiences and tours

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HP Travel - Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 55 per guest

Duration 10 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up in and around Sorrento
  • Free time to visit Capri on land
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (353)

Departure from: Capri

Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola

From € 150 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • A tour by gozzo boat around the island departing from the bay opposite the Faraglioni and with a stop to swim off the coast of Capri.
Excellent (128)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri + Blue Grotto Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

€ 89 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Choose morning or afternoon departure
  • Comfortable boat
  • Aperitivo on board
Excellent (347)

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Capri: Boat Tour from Naples/Area

€ 64 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • English-speaking skipper
  • A choice of meeting points
  • Free time to visit Capri on land
Excellent (353)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

  • Flexible open ticket
  • Tour in English and Italian
  • Best of Capri by sea
Excellent (353)
HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Blue Grotto visit
  • Flexible open ticket
  • Tour in English and Italian
Excellent (353)
Buyourtour - Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 95 per guest € 99 -4%

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area/ meeting point
  • Tour of the Island by boat
  • Free time to visit the island
Excellent (347)

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 1 hour

  • Children ride free
  • Save 1 euro
  • Skip the line
Very good (270)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour by Traditional Gozzo

From € 250 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • A swim at the Faraglioni, snorkeling in Marina Piccola, and a stop at the Blue Grotto via a gozzo boat with free minibar
Excellent (128)

Departure from: Naples

Sorrento Coast and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Naples

€ 149 per guest

Duration 12 hours

  • Pick up and drop off in the center of Naples
  • A full day on board along the Amalfi Coast
  • Stops to visit Amalfi and Positano by land
Excellent (1786)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 139 per guest € 149 -7%

Duration 9 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
  • Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
  • Free time to explore Capri on land
Excellent (347)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

From € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A private car service between the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the crater on Vesuvius.
Excellent (184)

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Hotel La Certosa

From € 94
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A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
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Marina Piccola 73

From € 136
Breakfast included

Your boutique B&B with a view of the Bay of Naples

  1. A seaside B&B within steps of the beaches of Sorrento
  2. The atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean home
  3. The combination of traditional architectural features and modern decor
Excellent (440)

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 75

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (226)

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Casa Clementina

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (156)

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Agriturismo Antico Casale

Are you ready to discover the authentic countryside along the coast?

A working farm holiday halfway between Sorrento and Positano
Local specialties made by Nonna Luisa
The warm hospitality of the Persico family

Excellent (244)

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 120

A modern luxury retreat with a timeless beauty

  1. Have a leisurely cocktail in the "Europa" lounge, hung with 18th century works of art
  2. Relax on the sundeck overlooking the rooftops of Sorrento
  3. Visit the wine grotto with wines from across Italy
Excellent (1225)
Grand Hotel Due Golfi Bestseller

4 stars - Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

Grand Hotel Due Golfi

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Breakfast included

Your view of paradise

  1. Terrazza L'Incanto: a terrace with infinity pool overlooking the Bays of Naples and Salerno
  2. Private sea or garden view balconies in every room
  3. A fairytale wedding against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean
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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 139
Breakfast included

Fall head over heels for the Mediterranean: the sea, the art, the beauty

  1. The view of Capri from your room
  2. The Spa: paradise...in paradise
  3. The flavors of Sorrento served with a view
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4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

From € 87
Breakfast included

Traditional Sorrentine hospitality

  1. Relax near the refreshing pool
  2. Sample classic Mediterranean cuisine
  3. Vacation just a few minutes from the center of Sorrento
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Grand Hotel Riviera Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

From € 187
Breakfast included

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 (1687)

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

  1. A hotel with pool in the historic center of Sorrento
  2. Just steps from the beach and vibrant streets of Sorrento
  3. A vast number of daytrips and food and wine tours
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Hotel Continental Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

From € 170
Breakfast included

Perched above the Mediterranean Sea in Sorrento's "old town"

  1. Suite Pitloo: a jacuzzi on the terrace with a view
  2. A dinner by candlelight with a view over the Bay of Naples
  3. An elevator directly from the hotel to the beach
Excellent (1241)
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