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 Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the lines for tickets
Explore independently at your own pace
Make the most of your time and money

Gold Tour

€ 79 € 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(1 Reviews)
Round Trip Marina Grande - Blue Grotto Transfer
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line and depart with no wait
Guaranteed lowest price
No booking fees

Motonave Capri

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(263 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

English-speaking skipper
The best of the coast in one day
Option of lunch on board

Gozzo traditional boat and other options...

From € 650 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 6 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(289 Reviews)
Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line and depart with no wait
Guaranteed lowest price
No booking fees

Motonave Capri

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(263 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A powerful speedboat
English-speaking skipper
On-board WC.

Tuccoli T30 and other options...

From € 250 Per boats | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Capri

A boat tour of the Faraglioni and grottoes
Explore the coast of Capri
Stop to swim in the crystalline waters

Gozzo

From € 200 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(83 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto boat tour from Sorrento-VIP tour
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Small groups of maximum 8 people
Blue Grotto entry guaranteed
Stops for swimming and snorkeling from the boat

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 149 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast boat tour from Naples or Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Tour by boat to avoid the coastal traffic
Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
Small-group tour of maximum 12 people

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 129 per guest

Duration 8 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Discover the Capri of Your Dreams: Private Boat Tour
Bestseller

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 hours 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(289 Reviews)
Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer service included between Naples and Pompeii
1.5-hour tour with guide
Free time to souvenir shop near the archaeological park

Tour

€ 35 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Convenient private transfer
Two hours in the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeological guide
Option of archaeological guide

Tour

From € 150 Per group | Max 18 people

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A private boat tour of Capri
Stops to swim, visits in the grottoes, and a sail under the Faraglioni
A traditional gozzo

Gozzo

From € 380 € 400 Per boat | Max 5 passengers

Duration 4 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(83 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in May

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
From € 432
(326 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Capri in May