Visiting Sorrento in May

The best month of the year to visit Sorrento

Visiting Sorrento in May

If we were to choose the best month of the year to visit Sorrento, it would be May! The only downside to a visit during this beautiful month are the number of large group tours that take over the coast, with heavy traffic that can clog the narrow lanes in and around Sorrento.

The Weather in May

The weather in Sorrento is usually lovely in May, with mild temperatures and rare rainshowers, generally in the afternoon. Beach clubs open for the season, though you may find the water too cold to swim. The temperature can be chilly in the evening, so be sure to pack a light jacket.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 24° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 16° C
  • Chance of rain: 15%
  • Chance of clouds: 35%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 18° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14

What to See and Do in May

There are a number of things you can see and do in and around Sorrento in May:

Walking and Hiking

This is the perfect month to explore the trails in the Lattari Mountains. If you would like to hike the Path of the Gods, we recommend avoiding the famous trail on the weekends when it can be crowded.

Hiking on the Sorrento Peninsula

Archaeology

You can visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Villa Jovis on Capri. Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen, and to bring plenty of water...the sun gets hot this month, though the temperatures are mild!

Boat Tours

This is the best month to explore by sea, as later in the year the coast off Sorrento, Capri, and Positano is often crowded with boats from all over the world.

You can join a small-group tour or a private tour from Sorrento...both are an unforgettable way to discover the coastline.

The best experiences and tours in Visiting Sorrento in May

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)

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)
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)
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)

Departure from Capri

See the best of the island
English-speaking skipper
Limoncello on board

Gozzo boat 7,5 mt

From € 240 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(1121 Reviews)

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)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Blue Grotto visit
Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Wine-tasting lunch
Prepare classic local recipes
Guided winery tour

Cooking lesson

€ 110 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Sail along the legendary Amalfi Coast
Visit the Bay of Ieranto , Li Galli Island and the scenic Fjord of Furore
Stops for swimming and free time in Positano and Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Boat

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(797 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)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in May

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)