Visiting Sorrento in January

Winter on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Visiting Sorrento in January

In January, expect rain and cold winds in Sorrento, though you can certainly get warmer, sunny days. In general, the weather on the coast is what you would expect in winter during the months of January and February. Very few tourists visit during this time of year, and many locals take advantage of these slower months to go on holiday in warmer climes themselves! You'll find quite a few hotels, restaurants, and other businesses close until the season pick back up in March.

The Weather in January

January and February bring the coldest temperatures of the year, though they will very rarely go below 5°C.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 50%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What to Do in January

Though the weather may not be the best, Sorrento can be an interesting destination all year round because it is one of the few on the coast that is lively with locals even in the winter months. There are about 16,000 residents in the city, many of whom take evening walks and dine out in one of the many excellent local restaurants on winter evenings.

What to do in Sorrento when it rains

January is also an excellent month to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, as long as you choose a day with no rain:

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius

You can also take a day trip from Sorrento to Capri, and experience the quieter and more authentic side of the island when it isn't crowded with tourists:

Winter guide to Capri

Another great idea is taking a day trip to Naples to visit its many museums and churches, the perfect option on a rainy day:

A day in Naples

The best experiences and tours in Visiting Sorrento in January

Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
Depart from Pompeii
Skip-the-line entrance

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Taste Lacryma Christi, traditional wine from Mt, Vesuvius
Explore the crater on Mt. Vesuvius
See the highlights of this famous mountain in one day

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

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.

From € 300 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

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

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello with a full-day private car service departing from Naples or Sorrento: pick-up and transfers with an expert driver

Luxury car o sedan

From € 350 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Learn the secrets to true Neapolitan pizza
Cook your creation in a wood-fired oven
Dig in!

€ 48 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Guided tour of Herculaneum
Round-trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum included
Skip-the-line entrance

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
Transfer with a guide
Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer between Naples and Pompeii
1.5-hour guided tour
Skip-the-line entry

Tour

€ 35 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Path of the Gods with a private guide
Stunning coastal scenery
Discover the unspoilt coastal countryside

Resource 1

From € 159 Per group | Max 15 people € 180

Duration 4 hours

Excellent
(163 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Flexible departure from Naples
Visit two archaeological sites
Views from the top of Mt. Vesuvius

From € 295 Per group | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Wine Tasting on Mt. Vesuvius
Shared

Departure from Naples

Tour Pompeii and Herculaneum with an expert guide
Admire Mt. Vesuvius from up close
End your day with a wine tour

€ 140 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in January

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
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)

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in January