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

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

See Amalfi and Positano in one day
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Comfortable cruise on a modern boat

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 64 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius in one day, with pick-up, drop off, and transfers via air-conditioned car with driver.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Experience and tour

The best of the Amalfi Coast with a private car to see Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano in one day!

From € 300 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Complete flexibility
A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A private boat with expert skipper
Two stunning destinations in one tour
Option to dock on Capri and/or in Positano

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer
Minibar on board

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Private shore excursion via air-conditioned vehicle along the Amalfi Coast with pick up/drop off at the port of Sorrento or Naples.

From € 300 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)
private tour of Pompeii & Wine
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Private customized tour
price per car (Not per person)
Professional English-speaking local guide for 2 hours at Pompeii
Wine tasting and light lunch on Mt. Vesuvius

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 477 Per vehicle € 500

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(379 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Powerful and comfortable private boat
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up

From € 800 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Port of Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit the temples of Paestum followed by a "mozzarella experience" with a private car service!

From € 350 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Driving tour of the center of Naples by private vehicle and driver to see the most famous sights and have free time to explore

From € 380 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Powerful and comfortable private boat
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 10 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

3 stars - Ravello

Your seaside villa and beach, in Ravello!

  1. A 'maison de charme' in Castiglione di Ravello
  2. Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the Bay of Salerno
  3. Your very own beach on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent
(800 Reviews)

Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

An ideal location for exploring the coast
Traditional architecture and style
Panoramic terraces and pool

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May