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

Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Small-group experience
Free time in each town
The best of the Amalfi Coast in one day

Minivan Amalfi Coast Sharing

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Boat Tour to Capri (full day)
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Stops to swim
Hotel pick-up included
Small-group tour

Boat to Capri

€ 109 per guest

Duration 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A tour by gozzo boat around the island departing from the bay opposite the Faraglioni and with a stop to swim off the coast of Capri.

Gozzo caprese and other options...

From € 150 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Excellent
(130 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A private gozzo boat
Stops to swim
See the Faraglioni and grottoes

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 150 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

A 7-hour tour from Positano to Capri
Aboat ride around the island
4 hours of free time on the island

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 100 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A luxury speedboat all to yourself
VIP service
A flexible itinerary

Speedboat Itama 38

From € 550 Per boat | Max 6 passengers € 700

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)

Experience and tour

cooking class in Positano
Preparation of 3 spaghetti dishes according to the Neapolitan tradition
Final tasting with all pasta that we make and local wine

Cooking Class

€ 50 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Authorized guides!
Lunch included
Pick-up and drop off in Naples

Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

An unforgettable half-day or full-day tour
Set off from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
Speedboat with skipper, beverages, and beach towels included

Romar Pepe Nero and other options...

From € 350 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)

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