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

Departure from Capri

English-speaking skipper
Choice of boats
From two hours to a full day

Default resource and other options...

From € 180 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Shared

Departure from Capri

A personalized experience with a small group
A traditional wooden gozzo boat
Time to swim off the island's coastline

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Freedom and flexibility
Action cam for great photos along the Amalfi Coast
No parking or traffic stress

Kimko Agility 125

From € 80 Per Scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 12 hours

(72 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Naples: Historic Center and Underground
Shared

Departure from Naples

Walking tour of Naples
Street food tastings
See the Roman ruins in San Lorenzo

Tour

€ 40 per guest

Duration 5 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Visit the ruins of Pompeii
Views from the top of Mt. Vesuvius
Wine tasting

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Herculaneum and Pompeii in one tour
Make the most of your time
Half-day in ancient Rome

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 220 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Children ride free
Save with online booking
Skip the line boarding

Speedboats

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Make the most of every minute on the coast
See the gems of the Amalfi Coast in just hours
Luxury vehicle and expert driver

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 220 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Departure from Positano

Expert crew
Luxury private boat
Efficiency of services

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 1,080 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

A choice of departure ports
Pick-up included
Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

See the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii in a single day
Skip-the-line entrance
Guided tours

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in August

4 stars - Castellammare di Stabia

A contemporary resort right on the beach

  1. Luxury to make your head spin, in the 7th floor Vertigo Suite
  2. The cuisine served in the sea view "Gouache" restaurant
  3. Wellness for him and for her, courtesy of Spamarine
From € 130
(1848 Reviews)

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
From € 506
(427 Reviews)

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
(51 Reviews)