Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

The perfect month to fall in love with the coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

May is arguably the best month to visit the Amalfi Coast: long days, warm temperatures, and lush vegetation make the coastline a true paradise, though the summer bus tour crowds that invade Positano and Capri during the midday can take a bit of the romance away.

That said, if you wait a few hours, peace descends once again as the daytrippers leave and you can relax in the cafès in the town centers, sitting outside to sip an aperitivo or even dine al fresco at the water's edge.

The Weather in May in Positano

Southern Italy is delightful in May, with balmy days that are not too hot. You may get the odd rain shower, but they generally end quickly and leave clear skies and pretty sunsets. Regardless, be sure to pack a light jacket for the cooler evenings.

  • 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 Do in Positano and Amalfi in May

Hiking

May is the perfect month for exploring the walking and hiking trails on the coast. If you want to follow the famous "Path of the Gods", we suggest hiking this popular trail on a weekday as the trail can get crowded with organized hiking groups on the weekends. It's much more pleasant to be able to enjoy the hike and views in contempative silence.

Hiking the Path of the Gods: information and tours

Archaeology

If you are planning a day trip to Pompeii or Herculaneum, be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen...and to bring plenty of water, as these are the first true hot days of sun.

Getting to Pompeii and Herculaneum from the Amalfi Coast

Boat Tours

The beach season begins in May, and you can take a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast or the island of Capri...either privately, or by joining a shared group tour.

Boat tour information

The best experiences and tours in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 38 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome limoncello
Expert captain with safety training
Inflatable toys on board

Partenopea

From € 150 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 6 ore

Shared Boat Tour from the Amalfi Coast to Capri
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Positano, Praiano

The most convenient way to visit Capri
guided tour of the island by boat and 4 hours of free time to visit the beauties of Capri
stop for a swim in the crystalline waters of the island of Capri;

Capri boat (shared)

€ 100 € 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto Shared Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

A small group on board
Aperitivo with drinks and snacks
Stops to swim and snorkel

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 159 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo
Shared

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat
A private tour
Limoncello tasting on board

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 350 € 400 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 ore 8 ore

(175 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling
Shared

Departure from Naples

Visit the highlights on Capri
Snacks and drinks on board
Snorkel in the Mediterranean

Tour

€ 190 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Beat the crowds to the Blue Grotto
Cruise around the entire island of Capri
Time to explore on land

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 125 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Sunset Boat Tour from Positano (Small-Group)
Shared

Departure from Positano

Traditional aperitivo on board
Photo ops of the sunset
Luxury gozzo boat with skipper

Sunset Shared

€ 85 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

Capri Blu Premium Tour: Shared Boat Tour (max 8 people)
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Intimate group of maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco toast, drinks and fruit included
Free time to visit the town of Capri

Capri Boat Premium

€ 155 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Private Capri Boat Tour from Amalfi Coast (Aprea Gozzo)
Bestseller

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private tour via Aprea gozzo boat with an expert skipper
4 or 7-hour tour around Capri
Set sail from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi.

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Nerano, Praiano

Flexibility and freedom
Traditional gozzo boat
WC and music on board

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.5 m and other options...

From € 550 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 ore

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

See Amalfi and Positano by sea
A private tour for a relaxed pace
Comfortable boats

Abate Primatist G46 and other options...

From € 600 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 ore

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

Farmhouse Holidays - Agerola

Organic farm stay in the hills above the Amalfi Coast

Convenient location, just far enough from the crowds
Historic farmhouse surrounded by fields and vineyards
Hike or bike through the surrounding hills

(13 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May