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

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)

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

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

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 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)
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

Free cancellation

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

Departure from Naples

Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
Transfer with comment on board
Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

A full-day tour via air-conditioned vehicle to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum + a hike to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius.

Private Car or Minivan

From € 400 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(1646 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Port of Naples

A private driving tour via Mercedes to the highlights of the Amalfi Coast

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 320 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(242 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)

Rent

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

Kimko Agility 125

From € 75 Per Scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 12 hours

(72 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

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(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

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in January

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)