Visiting Sorrento in May

The best month of the year to visit Sorrento

Visiting Sorrento in May
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Visiting Sorrento in May

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.

Recommended experiences and tours

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Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of Naples and the Caserta Palace

from € 320

Duration 8 hours

A driving tour of the heart of Naples, including Santa Chiara, the Spaccanapoli neighborhood, the Maschio Angioino, Capodimonte, Piazza Plebiscito, and the Castel dell'Ovo + a visit of the beautiful Caserta palace and grounds.
Departure from Sorrento
Auto: Mercedes sedan or minivan
Duration: 8 ho

Excellent (154)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver

from € 320 € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Private full day tour or shore excursion of the most beautiful gems along the Amalfi Coast. Hop aboard our elegant sedan or minivan to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the prettiest fishing villages along the coastline! Bilingual driver will assist you during your tour.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (154)
Sorrento Limo - Tour of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Tour of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum

from € 330

Duration 8 hours

Are you ready to discover the most unique archaeological sites and breathtaking landscapes in the world in a single tour? Sorrento Limo will take you from Sorrento to the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the crater of Mount Vesuvius during this unforgettable day tour!

Excellent (140)

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 150 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (185)

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (580)
Motoscafisti di Capri - Boat Tour of Capri with a Blue Grotto Stop: Yellow Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of Capri with a Blue Grotto Stop: Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

Purchase your ticket for an island boat tour online and save!

Very good (220)

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Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days)

from € 30 per scooter

Duration 1 hour

Even if you are on the island for just a few hours, enjoy Capri to the fullest! ERent a scooter to skip the crowds and discover the island.

Excellent (337)
You Know! - Capri and Anacapri - VIP Tour New

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri and Anacapri - VIP Tour

€ 149 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Small-group boat tour with professional skipper
  • Guided tour on land of Capri and Anacapri
  • Transfer by open-air taxi on the island of Capri
Excellent (551)
Oasi Motor - Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours) Bestseller Verified

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Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

from € 45 Per scooter € 55 -18%

Duration 6 hours

  • Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on.
  • From 10am to 4pm at an excellent price.
  • We are in the center of Marina Grande, the port of Capri.
Excellent (337)

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour: Capri and The Amalfi Coast

from € 410 Per boat. Max 12 people

Duration 7 hours

  • The boat tour that includes Capri, Positano, and Amalfi on board a traditional gozzo or lancia. Towels, snorkeling gear, shower, and cold drinks included.

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Semi-private tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Wine

€ 120 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Sami-private group tour (from 4 to 8 people)
  • Professional English speaking loca guide for 2 hours into Pompeii ruins
  • Wine tasting and light lunch on the side of Vesuvius
Excellent (329)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Tour

from € 320 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

This tour by luxury car along the Amalfi Coast includes the most beautiful spots along the coast: bustling Amalfi, picturesque Positano, and stunning Ravello. We'll also pass the charming fishing villages of Furore, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, and Scala.
Duration: 8 ore

Excellent (329)

Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 109
Breakfast included

A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
Excellent (173)
Tel. +39 081 8081209
Marina Piccola 73 Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 90
Breakfast included

Your boutique B&B with a view of the Bay of Naples

  1. A seaside B&B within steps of the beaches of Sorrento
  2. The atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean home
  3. The combination of traditional architectural features and modern decor
Excellent (390)
Tel. +39 081 8071643

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (52)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 70

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (206)

Farmhouse Holidays - Piano di Sorrento

Agriturismo Antico Casale

Are you ready to discover the authentic countryside along the coast?

A working farm holiday halfway between Sorrento and Positano
Local specialties made by Nonna Luisa
The warm hospitality of the Persico family

Excellent (233)
Tel. +39 081 8083462

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 99

A moderno luxury retreat with a timeless beauty

  1. Have a leisurely cocktail in the "Europa" lounge, hung with 18th century works of art
  2. Relax on the sundeck overlooking the rooftops of Sorrento
  3. Visit the wine grotto with wines from across Italy
Excellent (1141)
Tel. +39 081 878 4020

4 stars - Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

Grand Hotel Due Golfi

Your view of paradise

  1. Terrazza L'Incanto: a terrace with infinity pool overlooking the Bays of Naples and Salerno
  2. Private sea or garden view balconies in every room
  3. A fairytale wedding against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean
Excellent (960)
Tel. +39 081 878 00 04

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 109
Breakfast included

Fall head over heels for the Mediterranean: the sea, the art, the beauty

  1. The view of Capri from your room
  2. The Spa: paradise...in paradise
  3. The flavors of Sorrento served with a view
Very good (730)

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

From € 99
Breakfast included

Traditional Sorrentine hospitality

  1. Relax near the refreshing pool
  2. Sample classic Mediterranean cuisine
  3. Vacation just a few minutes from the center of Sorrento
Very good (637)
Tel. +39 081 8782520
Grand Hotel Riviera Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

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 (1462)
Tel. +39 081 8072011

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

  1. A hotel with pool in the historic center of Sorrento
  2. Just steps from the beach and vibrant streets of Sorrento
  3. A vast number of daytrips and food and wine tours
Very good (781)
Tel. + 39 081 8072669

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

From € 90
Breakfast included

Perched above the Mediterranean Sea in Sorrento's "old town"

  1. Suite Pitloo: a jacuzzi on the terrace with a view
  2. A dinner by candlelight with a view over the Bay of Naples
  3. An elevator directly from the hotel to the beach
Tel. +39 081 8072608
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