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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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

Experience and tour

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (965)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri + Blue Grotto Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

€ 89 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Choose morning or afternoon departure
  • Comfortable boat
  • Aperitivo on board
Excellent (370)

Departure from: Massa Lubrense

Magical Amalfi and Positano: Small-Group Boat Tour

€ 114 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Round-trip hotel transfer included
  • Amalfi and Positano in one day
  • Skipper who speaks English
Excellent (183)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Blue Grotto visit
  • Flexible open ticket
  • Tour in English and Italian
Excellent (378)

Experience and tour

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (965)

Departure from: Positano

Private Boat Tour from Positano to Capri (8 Hours)

From € 500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers € 650 -23%

Duration 7 hours

  • Make the most of your time
  • Swim and snorkel from the boat
  • Traditional gozzo and English-speaking skipper
Excellent (25)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Tour by Itama 40 Speedboat

From € 380 Per Boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • A luxury speedboat
  • The beauty of Capri by sea
  • Flexible itinerary
Excellent (8)
Positano Scooter - Scooter Rental in Sorrento and Amalfi Cost Bestseller Verified

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Scooter Rental in Sorrento and Amalfi Cost

From € 110 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 1 hour

  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Round-the-clock assistance
  • Free choice of pick-up and return locations
Excellent (2)
La Cucina del Gusto By Chef Carmen   - Cooking Class in Sorrento with Chef Carmen Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Cooking Class in Sorrento with Chef Carmen

€ 80 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Three-hour cooking class in Sorrento
  • Traditional dishes with local ingredients
  • Final meal with wine and Limoncello included
Excellent (531)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Ischia

Dazzling Capri Tour by Luxury Yacht or Gozzo

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

  • Private luxury yacht
  • English-speaking crew
  • Drinks on board
Excellent (13)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 119 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
  • Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
  • Free time to explore Capri on land
Excellent (370)
HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More Most popular Verified

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

  • Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, etc
  • Free time to visit Capri on land
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (378)

Accommodations

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

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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 84
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 (186)

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 160
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 (447)

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

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 (226)

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

From € 500
Breakfast included

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 (162)

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 (244)

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 119

A modern 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 (1225)

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 (1131)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

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 (817)

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

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 (763)
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 (1695)

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 (871)

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

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
Excellent (1263)
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