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

Departure from Capri

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

Colombo Racing 29

From € 400 Per boats | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

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 € 400 Per boat | Max 5 passengers

Duration 4 hours 6 hours

(83 Reviews)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

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

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 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)
Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The fastest way to reach the Blue Grotto!

Speedboats

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)
Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Tour the island by sea on a traditional gozzo boat
Dive into the most beautiful coves and bays
Admire the Faraglioni from below

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)
Private Boat Tour around Capri
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

Various tour durations to fit your schedule
Beautiful private boats with skipper
Snacks and drinks on board

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From € 180 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

Sorrento coast and Capri boat Tour - Bestseller
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Boat tour for small groups
Sorrento Coast and Capri from the sea
Drinks, snacks, limoncello

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on
From 10am to 4pm at an excellent price
We are in the center of Marina Grande, the port of Capri.

Scooter

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)

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

(83 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Flexible rental period
Assistance day and night
Capri on your own!

Scooter

From € 30 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Expert crew
Luxury private boat
Efficiency of services

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 972 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Where to stay in Capri in May

Restaurants open in Capri in May