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

Boat Tour to Capri (full day)
Shared

Departure from 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)
Capri Boat Tour from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Depart from Naples comfortably from one of our meeting points
Visit Capri and swim in unique places
Free time to explore the island

€ 159 per guest

Duration 11 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Full-Day Capri Luxury Yacht Cruise
New

Departure from Sorrento

Private luxury yacht
Option of lunch on board
Customizable itinerary

Askim 3 and other options...

From € 2,562 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Hotel pick up in Positano
Visit the Grottoes
Free time to shop and sightsee on the island

€ 139 per guest

Duration 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Expert sailor
Comfortable speedboat
Choice of departure ports

Tuccoli 30

From € 700 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Day and Night Boat Experience to Capri
Shared

Departure from Sorrento, Positano

Round-trip hotel transfers
Limoncello tasting on board
Time for dinner on Capri

Barca per tour di Capri al tramonto e di notte

€ 109 per guest

Duration 7 hours (Afternoon) 8 hours (Afternoon)

Excellent
(370 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)
Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Amalfi

Boat up to 12 people on board
Hotel pick up/drop off
Packet light lunch on board

€ 159 per guest

Duration 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
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 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)
Private Pompeii Tour & Wine Tasting
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit the ruins of Pompeii with a guide
Relax over lunch and a wine tasting
Professional driver for stress-free transportation

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 470 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers € 500

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(379 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in May

Restaurants open in Capri in May