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

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

A choice of departure ports
Pick-up included
Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 64 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(378 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)

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)

Departure from Sorrento

Powerful and comfortable private boat
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A wide range of boats to choose from
Minibar on board
Capri and Positano in one day

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

The best of the Amalfi Coast in one day
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up in Sorrento

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast with pick-up and drop off at the Naples or Sorrento port. Transfers via air-conditioned vehicle.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)
private tour of Pompeii & Wine
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Private customized tour
price per car (Not per person)
Professional English-speaking local guide for 2 hours at Pompeii
Wine tasting and light lunch on Mt. Vesuvius

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 477 Per vehicle € 500

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(379 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Complete flexibility
A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Port of Naples, Sorrento, Positano

A private driving tour with a stop at Paestum and a nearby cheese workshop to learn about buffalo mozzarella!

Luxury car o sedan

From € 350 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

A driving tour of the historic center of Naples via air-conditioned vehicle with free time to walk through the city streets.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 380 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Powerful and comfortable private boat
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 10 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in May

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)

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in May