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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Buyourtour - Capri Boat Tour Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area
  • Visit the island by land and sea
  • Free time to swim
Excellent (48)

Departure from: Sorrento

Evening Tour in Positano

€ 49 per guest

Duration 5 hours (Afternoon)

  • Visit Positano at sunset
  • Comment of the guide during the trip to Positano
  • Convenient transportation from Sorrento
Excellent (527)

Departure from: Sorrento

Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour from Sorrento, Tickets Included

€ 89 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Guided tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
  • Earphones for groups larger than 12 attendants
Excellent (527)

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • See the coastline with a guide
Excellent (527)
Restart Boat - Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

from € 720 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Tour of the island on a luxury boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (302)

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Tour of Naples from Sorrento

€ 79 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Explore Naples historic center and stroll along the legendary Spaccanapoli promenade.
  • Enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour.
  • Sample typical Neapolitan food with a pizza and drink including “sfogliatella” and espresso.
Excellent (527)

Departure from: Sorrento

Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento with Tickets

€ 69 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

  • Spend a half day visiting the massive archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Step back in time and discover a real Roman town,
  • Explore its well-preserved houses, stores, taverns, mosaics and frescoes.
Excellent (527)

Tours and excursions

Path of the Gods Transfer and Guided Hike

from € 380 Per group | Max 8 people

Duration 6 hours

  • All inclusive
  • Expert tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrento Walking Tour

€ 9 per guest

Duration 2 hours (Afternoon)

  • Explore the gateway of Sorrento on this 2-hour small-group
  • Professional authorized guide through Sorrento
  • Taste one of the most famous local product, the Limoncello
Excellent (527)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast

from € 380 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 6 hours

  • Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast with pick-up and drop off at the Naples or Sorrento port. Transfers via air-conditioned vehicle.
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Port of Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Car Service to Paestum + Mozzarella Experience

from € 350 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • A private driving tour with a stop at Paestum and a nearby cheese workshop to learn about buffalo mozzarella!
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

from € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

  • A private car service between the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the crater on Vesuvius.
Excellent (167)

Accommodations

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

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Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 124
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 (176)
Tel. +39 081 8081209
Relais Villarena Bestseller

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 120

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 (219)
Marina Piccola 73 Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 150
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 (415)
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 (84)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684

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 (238)
Tel. +39 081 8083462

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 178

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 (1188)
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 (1013)
Tel. +39 081 878 00 04

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 129
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 (761)

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

From € 155
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 (695)
Tel. +39 081 8782520
Grand Hotel Riviera Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

From € 300
Breakfast included

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 (1553)
Tel. +39 081 8072011

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

From € 149
Breakfast included

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 (821)
Tel. + 39 081 8072669

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

From € 280
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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