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.
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.