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

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area or meeting point
Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
Stops to swim

Boat Amalfi Coast

€ 114 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

From Sorrento, visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in one day
A small group of just 8 people
Free time in each town

Minivan Amalfi Coast Sharing

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour (full day)
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Departure from your hotel / meeting point
Tour of the Island by boat
Free time to visit the island

Boat to Capri

€ 109 per guest

Duration 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A private gozzo boat
Stops to swim
See the Faraglioni and grottoes

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 150 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)
Capri Day Cruise
New

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Massa Lubrense

A choice of departure ports
Comfortable boats
Option of time on land

Acquamarina 9 - San Francesco and other options...

From € 660 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

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)
Skip the Line Pompeii Guided Tour + Lunch
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit Pompeii in one day
A dedicated guide
Wine and food tasting

.

€ 99 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
Free time to explore Capri on land

€ 139 per guest

Duration 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Skip the Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Tour + Lunch
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii & Vesuvius in one day
Wine and food tasting
Departure from your hotel or closest meeting point

Bus to Pompei and Vesuvio

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning) 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Visit Sorrento coast in 2 hours
Semi-private tour with maximum 12 people on board
Comfortable departure from the port of Sorrento

Exclusive Gozzo

€ 25 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in May

Luxury Villas - Sorrento

Your magic terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples

  1. The lush green garden and deep blue sea
  2. The delicious cuisine of Sorrento, served on the terrace
  3. Suites with frescoed ceilings and unforgettable views of the bay
Excellent
(51 Reviews)

Luxury Villas - Massa Lubrense

Your private oasis in Massa Lubrense

  1. Lose yourself in the sweeping 6000 square meter estate
  2. A view over the Island of Capri in the distance
  3. The outdoor fitness area with a view

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in May