Everything you Need to Know About the Amalfi Coast in October

Amalfi Coast Weather in October

Avg. temperature: 23°C / 73°F

Rain: 37 mm per month

Sun: 11 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 73%

There’s a lot to be said for holiday in October as it gives you a chance to go to some great summer destinations for a fraction of the price. If you want to be able to dodge the vast majority of the crowds, enjoy the sun but with a calming breeze, and have plenty of money left over for day trips, then visiting the Amalfi Coast in October would be your time to go.

It is one of those destinations that offers something new and exciting right throughout the year, and because it’s constantly changing you can be sure of a warm welcome regardless of when you come. Many can argue that October is among the best months to visit the Amalfi Coast. If you want to be able to make the most of the last few weeks of warm weather before you get into winter mode back home. Take a look at the rest of this article and you’ll find a whole host of exciting things you might want to think about doing on your holiday. Enjoy!

The 15th October is when beach clubs start to close for the year

It’s important to know that you can’t come later and later in the year and expect the same level of activity. The locals will always put on a great welcome, but eventually they’d be keeping huge hotels open, and ferries running, for just a handful of people. For this reason they tend to start closing down some of the more seasonal activities from the middle of the month onwards.

Boats become a little more scarce, and most of the beachside clubs and bars will shut until the spring. If you have your heart set on these, then make sure you come early enough to get the most out of them. (Check the list of best beaches on the Amalfi Coast)

Temperatures are mild, but a light shower could halt your tanning session

The thing that most October visitors to the Amalfi Coast say is how surprisingly good the weather still is. Average midday temperatures in excess of 30 are long gone, but with an average daily high of 23 degrees Celsius you’ll still be able to lie back in shorts and t-shirt on the beach and recharge your batteries. The only thing you might want to do is pack a couple of light jumpers if you plan on sitting out in the evening or heading over to Sorrento for some late night shopping.

It’s cool enough to finally hike up the Lattari Mountains  

Most guides will tell you that that Amalfi Coast is very much built around the Path of the Gods when it comes to walking routes. Whilst this historic route is certainly one that everyone should walk at least once in their lifetime, the Lattari Mountains offer views so stunning that it’s a wonder they’re not better known.

If you want to experience something that you can’t do anywhere else, then make sure you get up early and set off into the mountains. Just be sure to let your hotel know where you’re going, charge your phone the night before, and pack a raincoat. That way you won’t risk being caught short.

Check the updated guide on: How to Travel to the Amalfi Coast

Day trips to Herculaneum are a great way to get out and about

Pompeii is famous around the world, but its in Herculaneum that you get a real feel for what life in Roman times was really like. The town itself was destroyed by an eruption from Mt. Vesuvius is 79 AD, and hundreds of artefacts have been preserved there ever since. Taking a day trip is easy if you book a train from Sorrento, and it’s a great way to get out and about and give yourself a little bit of a break from the beaches if you feel like it.

Stop off for a drink aboard El Pirata before it closes for the summer

No holiday would be complete without a cold drink or a few glasses of limoncello aboard El Pirata — the only pirate ship on the Amalfi Coast that’s open for business. It’s normally one of the first to close until the spring when the middle of the month rolls around, so you’d be a fool to miss the chance to go aboard. Take a few photos to show your friends back home, and see if they believe you were relaxing on a pirate ship!

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9 thoughts on “Everything you Need to Know About the Amalfi Coast in October”

  1. I’m visiting the Amalfi Coast in October for a family wedding. So excited to see the sites and experience the Italian life style.

  2. Hi,

    We go to AM for our Honeymoon from the 24th – 29th October.
    Is this an ok Time ? Would prefer at least some stuff open and some sunshine ?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Siobhan!

      Congratulations! You can’t predict the weather, but just based on the average 14 days of rain in October, you should still get sunshine! Many of the tourist-based businesses like beach clubs, some restaurants and shops, and even some hotels start to close in the smaller towns. But people do live there, so there will still be plenty open, especially in larger towns like Amalfi.

  3. Hello,

    We are also planning a trip to Amalfi coast Oct 19 to 0ct 30th. With things starting to close, is it still worth visiting Amalfi in Oct? We like to explore, shop, sit close to the water, and stay at a nice hotel with views. We are not into hiking, or eating at 5 star restaurants. We def don’t like it too much crowd, but at the same time, it can be boring if there is nobody. We are planning our 10th anniversary. Your suggestion will be super helpful.

    Puneet A

    1. Hi Puneet!

      Congratulations on your anniversary! For exploring and enjoying the beach, October is pretty great. The weathers a bit cooler and it’s less crowded. Some restaurants and hotels will close, especially in the smaller towns, but there’s still plenty of options! And in bigger towns like Amalfi most things stay open. Hope this helps. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your trip!

    2. Hi Pret,

      How was your vacation at the end of October? We are planning the same time in 2023.

      Thank you,


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