Capri in May

What to do in May on Capri

Capri in May

If we were to choose the perfect month to visit this area of Italy, it would definitely be May! The weather is mild, the countryside is in full bloom, and the days are long and sunny. Unfortunately, this is also the month in which there are large tour groups that visit Capri and Positano, making it crowded and hard to get around. In the evening, the crowds leave and you can take long, romantic walks and enjoy dinner in relative peace.

The Weather in May

Generally, the weather is quite pleasant in May, with temperatures during the day that are not uncomfortably hot and rare rainy days. The sea is still quite cold, but you can take the first swim of the season and the beach clubs are all open for business.

  • 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 Pack for Capri in May

It is still cool once the sun sets in May, so be sure to bring a light jacket in the evening and wear long sleeves and closed shoes.

May Activities on Capri

Walks and Hikes

May is the best time of year to walk the trails on Capri and the Amalfi Coast, due to the mild temperatures, the long days, and the lush vegetation.
Hikes on Capri
Hikes on the Amalfi Coast

If you want to hike the famous Path of the Gods, try to plan your hike on a weekday as the trail can get crowded with groups of tourists during the day, which makes the hike less of a pleasure.

Archaeological sites

The weather is also perfect to explore the nearby archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Tiberius' villas.
Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius
Villa Jovis

If you plan on visiting Pompeii, remember to bring a hat, sun block, and water...even this early in the season, the sun can get quite hot during the day!

During the month of May, Naples and environs holds the annual Il Maggio dei Monumenti - Monumental May event, during which a number of villas, monasteries, and other historical buildings and monuments generally closed to the public can be visited. Guided excursions and tours are offered, and many are free of charge. The best way to find additional information is to stop by the local tourism office for an updated calendar of events.

On the 14th of May, Capri celebrates San Costanzo, the island's patron saint. Be sure to catch the firework show over the water, held each year after sunset.

Boat tours

This is the first month in which you can start going out on the water, though the sea is still too cold to swim (except for the truly adventurous!). This is the perfect time of year for a boat tour around the island of Capri.
How to Arrange a Boat Tour of Capri
How to Arrange a Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast

The best experiences and tours in Capri in May

Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Bestseller 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)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best way to visit the island by sea!

Speedboats

€ 21 € 22 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)
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 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)
Tour of the Amalfi Cost, Positano, Amalfi & Ravello
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
Transfer by boat from Positano to Amalfi
Avoid the hassle and crowds of public transportation
Local official guide in English and Italian

Amalfi Coast from Sorrento and other options...

€ 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore 9 ore

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)
Skip-the-line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour
Shared

Departure from Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius with an English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line entrance tickets included
See two A-list sights in one day via air-conditioned minibus

Pompei and Vesuvius from Naples and other options...

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 ore 8 ore

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Rubber dinghy rental without skipper
No boating license required
Fuel included

Rubber dinghy

From € 250 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(83 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Free time to visit Amalfi
Drinks on board
Customizable itinerary

Aprea 7.50 - Gionny

From € 500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 ore

Free cancellation

(25 Reviews)
 Capri Luxury, Romantic Couple's Tour
Bestseller

Departure from Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Pick-up included
Drinks on board
Flexible itinerary

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 989 € 1,400 Per boat | 2 passengers

Duration 6 ore 8 ore (Morning)

(52 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Choose the length of your tour
English-speaking skipper
Optional stop at the Blue Grotto

Gozzo traditional boat and other options...

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 6 ore

Free cancellation

(289 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Port of Naples

A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 416 EUR 40/hour for extra time

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(242 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Nerano

. Private Boat
. Professional crew
. Breathtaking view

Classic Sorrentine Morotboat 32ft

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(13 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in May

Luxury Villas - Capri

Impeccable views, Mediterranean style, and perfect privacy.

Spectacular vistas
An exclusive location
Contemporary style

5 stars - Anacapri

Designer luxury in the center of Anacapri

  1. A five star holiday in the heart of Anacapri
  2. A luxury spa for pure R&R
  3. The Suite 22 with private jacuzzi
(326 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Capri in May