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

Pompeii Vesuvius Small Group Tour from the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in one day
A local expert guide in the ancient ruins
Skip-the-line tickets included

Coach

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

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)
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)

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

Boat tour for small groups
Sorrento Coast and Capri from the sea
Drinks, snacks, limoncello

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

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

Departure from Agerola

A half-day group hike
A local expert guide
The Path of the Gods with unforgettable views

Resource 1

€ 39 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

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

Departure from Pompeii

Convenient direct trasfers
Tasting and light lunch included
Guided excursion to Mt. Vesuvius

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Luxury vehicle
Amalfi, Positano e Ravello in one tour
Private driver

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 380 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Departure from Amalfi, Minori

A sporty, fun-loving boat ideal for couples or families with kids. No need for a boating license!

CF Hope

From € 250 Per boat | Max 5 passengers

Duration 7 hours

(72 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

Restaurants - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

One of Nerano's most storied restaurants

Seasonal dishes made with quality local ingredients at this family-run beach restaurant.

(80 Reviews)