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 Blu Premium Tour: Shared Boat Tour (max 8 people)
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Intimate group of maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco toast with a view
Free time to visit the town of Capri

Capri Boat Premium

€ 135 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(797 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri
Shared

Departure from Positano

Full-day tour
Stops for a swim and time on land from Marina Grande
Drinks and snacks included in the price

Capri boat (shared)

€ 85 € 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast boat tour from Rome by high speed train
Shared

Departure from Rome

A day at sea along the beautiful coastline with a small group and an experienced captain
Spend time exploring the towns of Amalfi and Positano
Enjoy a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 274 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Capri Island Classic Tour by Private Boat
Shared

Departure from Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Total freedom and flexibility
Drinks on board
Pick-up included

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 699 € 999 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(52 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Sun loungers and umbrella reserved for the day
A private boat tour on board a traditional gozzo
Lunch at a seaside restaurant

Gozzo 8m

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(350 Reviews)
Tour of the Isle of Capri by Private Gozzo Boat
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

Book your private boat in just a few clicks
Exclusive service
No commission to the hotels

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 160 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(216 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

A private boat at sunset
A romantic Prosecco toast on board
Drop anchor near the Li Galli Islets

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

(115 Reviews)
Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best way to visit the island by sea!
Flexibility: ticket is valid for boarding anytime during opening hours
Even more flexibility: ticket is valid for 3 days from the selected date

Speedboats

€ 18 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Ischia, Massa Lubrense, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense

Toast on board!
A luxury boat all for you and your partner
Stop for photos in the most romantic places on the island

NEW Gozzo 32 ft "Dolce Vita" and other options...

From € 749 € 850 Per boat | Max 2 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(73 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Wine tasting
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Skip-the-line at Pompeii

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Massa Lubrense

A versatile and comfortable boat
English-speaking skipper
Complete freedom

Jeranto 7.50 - Spassatiempo

From € 750 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best, fastest and cheaper way to reach the Blue Grotto!
Flexibility: ticket is valid for boarding anytime during opening hours
Even more flexibility: ticket is valid for 3 days from the selected date

€ 18 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour

(271 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in May

Restaurants open in Capri in May