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

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 Naples

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

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Capri and Pompeii: Full-day Tour from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Experience the beauty of Capri
Guided tour of Pompeii
Skip-the-line entrance

Tour

€ 115 per guest

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

Tour

€ 140 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Private transfer
Visit the ruins of Pompeii
Archaeological guide

Tour

From € 135 Per group | Max 18 people

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

A private car service between the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the crater on Vesuvius.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 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

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 € 300 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 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

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 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

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 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

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii

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

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in January

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)
Grand Hotel Riviera
Most popular

4 stars - Sorrento

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
(1695 Reviews)

4 stars - Sorrento

Mediterranean elegance overlooking Sorrento

  1. A Mediterranean residence overlooking the center of Sorrento
  2. Two restaurants serving the finest Neapolitan cuisine
  3. Swimming pools with spectacular views of the Bay of Naples
Excellent
(3203 Reviews)

5 stars - Sorrento

An iconic luxury hotel with magnificent views and a glitterati clientele

  1. Iconic Grand Dame hotel which once hosted Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren
  2. Vast garden and grounds along the coastline for spectacular views
  3. Historic rooms and suites with private terraces and antique furnishings
Excellent
(1828 Reviews)
Hotel Bristol
Most popular

4 stars - Sorrento

Experience the best of Sorrento

  1. Dinner under the stars on the rooftop restaurant
  2. Book a Junior Suite with your private outdoor hot tub
  3. Views over the Gulf of Naples from every corner of the hotel
Excellent
(3106 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in January