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

Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Shared

Departure from Capri

A personalized experience with a small group
A traditional wooden gozzo boat
Time to swim off the island's coastline

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Explore Capri at your own pace
24-hour assistance
Stress-free online booking

Scooter

From € 30 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Explore Capri independently
Six hours with delivery at the port
Map of the island included

Scooter

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Expert crew
Luxury private boat
Efficiency of services

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 972 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Departure from Positano

Expert crew on a private yacht
Admire the Amalfi Coast from the sea
Free time to visit Amalfi and Vietri

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 1,060 Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Pompeii & Vesuvius Group Bus Tour from the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Entrance tickets included to skip the line
Expert guide who speaks English
Transportation on board an air-conditioned coach

Coach

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Capri

English-speaking skipper
Choice of boats
From two hours to a full day

Default resource and other options...

From € 180 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

GOLD Day Trip Package
Shared

Departure from Capri

Purchase tickets in advance
Enjoy a three-course lunch
Organize your day in complete freedom

Gold Tour

€ 79 € 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(1 Reviews)
Sorrento coast and Capri boat Tour - Bestseller
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Explore the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Visit the amazing sea caves
Enjoy a limoncello tasting

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Group Guided Hike: Path of the Gods to Positano
Shared

Departure from Agerola

Experience a panoramic hike overlooking the sea and end your day in Positano
Discover the history, nature and culture of the Amalfi Coast and the Lattari Mountains with a local guide
Participate in an "open" tour to meet new people with the same passion for nature and outdoor activities

Resource 1

€ 39 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(163 Reviews)
Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Taste Lacryma Christi, traditional wine from Mt, Vesuvius
Explore the crater on Mt. Vesuvius
See the highlights of this famous mountain in one day

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in May

4 stars - Castellammare di Stabia

A contemporary resort right on the beach

  1. Luxury to make your head spin, in the 7th floor Vertigo Suite
  2. The cuisine served in the sea view "Gouache" restaurant
  3. Wellness for him and for her, courtesy of Spamarine
From € 375
(1848 Reviews)

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
From € 746
(427 Reviews)

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
(51 Reviews)