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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Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

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Very good (262)

Departure from: Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Nerano, Castellammare di Stabia

Capri Classic Tour 100% Italian Style (8 hours)

from € 700 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Limoncello tasting on board
  • A luxury boat all to yourself
  • Free time on land
Excellent (73)
Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (904)

Departure from: Positano

Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast - Gozzo

from € 500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours

  • Tour via traditional gozzo
  • Swim off the coast
  • Two bottle of Prosecco
Excellent (496)
HP Travel - Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 55 per guest

Duration 10 hours

  • Pick-up in and around Sorrento
  • Free time to visit Capri on land
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (239)
Travel Etc  - Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 60 per guest € 75 -20%

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • See the coastline with a guide
Excellent (836)

Departure from: Positano

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Positano

€ 47 per guest € 59 -20%

Duration 5 hours (Morning)

  • Visit Amalfi and Ravello in one day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • See the coastline with a guide
Excellent (836)

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 (181)

Departure from: Naples

Amalfi Coast and Pompeii: Tour from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • See the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii in a single day
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Guided tours
Excellent (2103)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (904)

Departure from: Positano

Skip-the-line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour from Positano

€ 87 per guest € 109 -20%

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Guided tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Round-trip transportation from Positano to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
Excellent (836)

Departure from: Positano

Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Full-day tour
  • Stops for a swim and time on land from Marina Grande
  • Drinks and snacks included in the price
Excellent (631)

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 - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 99
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 (184)
Tel. +39 081 8081209
Relais Villarena Bestseller

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 75

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 (222)
Tel. +39 0818081779
Marina Piccola 73 Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 110
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 (431)
Tel. +39 081 8071643

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

From € 500
Breakfast included

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 (114)
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 (247)
Tel. +39 081 8083462
Maison Tofani Bestseller

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 121

A modern 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 (1218)
Tel. +39 081 878 4020
Grand Hotel Due Golfi Bestseller

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 (1073)
Tel. +39 081 878 00 04
Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 99
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 (782)
Tel. +39 0818789181

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

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 (746)
Tel. +39 081 8782520
Grand Hotel Riviera Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

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 (1655)
Tel. +39 081 8072011

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

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 (869)
Tel. + 39 081 8072669
Hotel Continental Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

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
Excellent (1200)
Tel. +39 081 8072608
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