Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

The perfect month to fall in love with the coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May
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Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

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

Recommended experiences and tours for May

Choose from our selected and vetted tours & experiences. Book now for the best rates and availability!

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Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area
  • Visit the island by land and sea
  • Free time to swim
Excellent (48)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

from € 720 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Tour of the island on a luxury boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (302)

Tours and excursions

Path of the Gods Transfer and Guided Hike

from € 380 Per group | Max 8 people

Duration 6 hours

  • All-inclusive service with round-trip transfers between your hotel and the trail, plus a hiking guide along the trail.
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast

from € 380 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 6 hours

  • Private shore excursion via air-conditioned vehicle along the Amalfi Coast with pick up/drop off at the port of Sorrento or Naples.
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Port of Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Car Service to Paestum + Mozzarella Experience

from € 350 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit the temples of Paestum followed by a "mozzarella experience" with a private car service!
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

from € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius in one day, with pick-up, drop off, and transfers via air-conditioned car with driver.
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Driving Tour of Naples

from € 380 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

  • Driving tour of the center of Naples by private vehicle and driver to see the most famous sights and have free time to explore
Excellent (167)

Tours and excursions

Hiking Guide for Groups (20 - 40 people)

from € 180 Per group | Max 40 people € 250 -28%

Duration 4 hours

  • Guided hike for groups of adults or students to explore the Amalfi Coast or Sorrentine Peninsula on foot.
Excellent (106)

Departure from: Naples, Positano

Amalfi Coast Package: RT Transfers from Naples + Tour

from € 480 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

  • All-inclusive transfer package with round-trip transfers between Naples and Positano + 6 hours of car service on the Amalfi Coast to visit Amalfi and Ravello!
Excellent (167)

Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 490
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1162)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 220
Breakfast included

Positano's boutique guest house

  1. A villa within steps of the sea washing the Amalfi Coast
  2. Start the day in style, with breakfast on the terrace
  3. The library overlooking the center of Positano
Excellent (157)
Tel. +39 089 875085

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 430
Breakfast included

In the heart of the historic center of Positano

  1. The view of the sea from every single balcony and terrace
  2. The rich breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries
  3. The location in the center of Positano, close to the Spiaggia Grande beach
Excellent (295)
Tel. +39 089 875318
Hotel Poseidon Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 320
Breakfast included

4 star perfection, in Positano

  1. The view of Positano from your bedroom balcony
  2. The fabulous Neapolitan cuisine served on the terrace
  3. Sea and beaches just a short walk away
Excellent (1062)
Tel. +39 089 811111

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 40
Breakfast included

Total relaxation just steps from the Minori seaside

  1. Just 50 meters to the beach
  2. A balcony or private terrace facing the lovely Roman Villa and museum
  3. A generous, delicious breakfast
Average (476)
Tel. +39 089 877512
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 124
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 (176)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 285
Breakfast included

A little piece of paradise - in Praiano

  1. A typical Mediterranean villa with views of the sea surrounding Praiano
  2. The unique flavors of the Amalfi Coast, courtesy of Restaurant M'ama!
  3. The splendid terrace with solarium and hydromassage swimming pool
Excellent (1847)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 60
Breakfast included

The magic of Positano in your room

  1. Romantic moonlit dinners on the terrace
  2. Every room and suite has a marvelous view of the sea
  3. Jacuzzi with a view: relaxation, Positano-style
Very good (753)

4 stars - Minori

Hotel Santa Lucia

From € 105
Breakfast included

A family-run property in the center of Minori

  1. Traditional Mediterranean hospitality in the heart of Minori.
  2. The delicious fish cuisine, typical of the Amalfi Coast.
  3. The vicinity to the beach and the sea.
Excellent (643)
Tel. +39 089 877142

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 95

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 (219)

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 413
Breakfast included

The art of hospitality - in Positano

  1. Traditional Mediterranean elegance on the Amalfi Coast
  2. Luxurious suites with hydromassage baths facing the sea
  3. The stunning works of art in the gallery in the hall
Excellent (1207)
Tel. +39 089 875500

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

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 (84)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684
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