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

A private gozzo boat
Option of an on-board picnic
English-speaking skipper

Gozzo boat 7,5 mt

From € 450 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(1121 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Sunset boat tour around Capri, swims in the bays along the coast, and a final aperitif with prosecco and snacks.

Gozzo caprese and other options...

From € 200 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land
See the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour
Departure from Positano

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 250 € 350 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)
Special Capri + Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Bestseller 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

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Explore Capri at your own pace
24-hour assistance
Stress-free online booking

Scooter

From € 30 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 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 € 160 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(216 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)

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...

€ 42 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

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

Lancia caprese

From € 100 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling
Shared

Departure from Naples

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

Tour

€ 144 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Bestseller Shared

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

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii etc.
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 69 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in August

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
(427 Reviews)