Best Time to Visit the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful place to visit, but what you experience will depend on what time of year your decide to holiday there. You can have quiet autumnal breaks, weeks on end relaxing under the beating sun, and even New Year’s Eve on the beach. The choice is very much up to you, so to give you plenty of food for thought we’ve condensed the key points about every month on the Amalfi Coast down into this handy 5 minute guide. For more details on each month, simply click the titles and we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

Amalfi Coast in January

Avg. temperature: 12°C / 54°F

Rain: 47 mm per month

Sun: 9 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 73%

It might be as cold as the Amalfi Coast gets this time of year, but that shouldn’t put you off from visiting. You’ll rarely need anything more than a warm winter coat, and you can still get across to Capri on the ferry if you head on over to Sorrento. That said, it’s always advisable to check the weather with the locals as Highway 163 can become blocked at times. If you don’t feel like venturing too far, then a day trip to Sorrento for the winter sales could be well worth it as there will be plenty of bargains to be had. You could also head on over to Amalfi Town one evening and enjoy the best selection of restaurants and eateries at this time of year. Read more.

Amalfi Coast in February

Avg. temperature: 13°C / 55°F

Rain: 30 mm per month

Sun: 10 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 77%

The seas are a little choppy during February, but the silent walks along the beach are something you can’t afford to miss. The cooling breeze makes it the ideal time of year to hike Sentiero degli Dei, or to venture up the step roads to the Villa Cimbrone gardens. If you feel like braving the ferry from Sorrento, then Capri really comes alive during February and it’s one of the places where you won’t find that too many of the locals are away on their vacations. Read more

Amalfi Coast in March

Avg. temperature: 16°C / 61°F

Rain: 28 mm per month

Sun: 12 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 76%

March is when the hotels start to get ready for the coming summer season, and when the weather starts to become a little more changeable. You’ll find the sea still just a little too cold, but with a light rain coat you can walk plenty of the coastal routes in comfort with a smile on your face. The boat tours are also back up and running if you want to see the cliffs of the Coast in all their glory. And one thing you shouldn’t miss out on are the bargain room rates that are normally on offer in Sorrento. Book ahead and you’ll be amazed at how much you can save! Read more

Amalfi Coast in April

Avg. temperature: 19°C / 66°F

Rain: 38 mm per month

Sun: 13 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 74%

April is the month when everything officially reopens for the summer, but the crowds are nice and small if it’s a quiet break you’re looking for. The weather will largely be mild with the occasional light shower, so take a rain coat in your rucksack when you head out for the afternoon. If it’s sights you really want to see, then the Villa Cimbrone gardens will be resplendent as the flowers start to blossom now that we’ve entered spring. You could also time your stay to coincide with the famous Easter celebrations in Sorrento. Read more

Amalfi Coast in May

Avg. temperature: 25°C / 77°F

Rain: 29 mm per month

Sun: 14 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 73%

It’s warm enough for a dip in the ocean at this time of year, and you’ll also get the chance to mingle with plenty of the day trippers who will be arriving in Capri and Positano if you want a nice busy stay. It’s also the perfect time to Walk the Path of the Gods or get on a coach and enjoy a day trip to Pompeii before the sun reaches its peak in the coming months.  Read more

Amalfi Coast in June

Avg. temperature: 30°C / 86°F

Rain: 32 mm per month

Sun: 15 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 70%

The crowds can get quite big on the weekends so June may not be for you if you’re looking for a quiet break. Average highs of 30 degrees Celsius make it the ideal time of year for all you sun seekers, but there’s more to the Coast than that. Praiano is the place to go if you want a stunning picnic at sunset, or you could head to one of the two discos on the Coast if you feel like blowing off a bit of steam. It’s really up to you because June has a lot going for it! Read more

Amalfi Coast in July

Avg. temperature: 33°C / 91°F

Rain: 24 mm per month

Sun: 14 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 66%

July is busy so you might want to consider reserving a sun bed; but if you want to get away from the beach there’s plenty to do too. You could hire a gozzo if you want to get out on the water like the locals do and beat the crowds on the big ferries going to Capri. Or you could head to Sorrento and sample the shops and eateries when you feel like stretching your legs. With temperatures routinely topping 30 degrees, you’ll have every reason to head to El Pirata for a cold drink in the middle of the afternoon.  Read more

Amalfi Coast in August

Avg. temperature: 33°C / 91°F

Rain: 37 mm per month

Sun: 13 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 64%

August is the peak month for the sun if you want to spend plenty of time on the beach, with the Marina Grande and the Vietri sul Mare proving the most popular choices. Gozzos are a great alternative to the busy ferries going to Capri if you fancy a day trip, and they offer plenty of shade when you consider they start from just 6 passengers. With plenty of entertainment for the kids, Positano is arguably the place to be if you want a few hours to yourself, but you might want to reserve a space fo them as it will be very busy. Read more

Amalfi Coast in September

Avg. temperature: 27°C / 81°F

Rain: 44 mm per month

Sun: 12 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 68%

September is a little cooler and calmer than August, especially if you holiday in the second half of the month when most of the kids are back in school. The boat prices to the Emerald Grotto are significantly cheaper in the second half of the month as well, which is another reason you might delay your visit by a couple of weeks. That said, if you want something completely different, then head on over to Cetara and spend the day in a traditional Italian fishing village. Read more

Amalfi Coast in October

Avg. temperature: 23°C / 73°F

Rain: 37 mm per month

Sun: 11 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 73%

The 15th October is when beach clubs start to close for the year so you will need to factor that in if you’re travelling with the kids. There will be the occasional light shower, so don’t be surprised if you can’t spend every day on the beach, but don’t worry as there’s plenty of other things to do. Most likely you’ll find it cool enough to finally hike up the Lattari Mountains which is something that will stay with you for a lifetime. You could also head on over to Herculaneum for a day trip that will live long in the memory. Read more

Amalfi Coast in November

Avg. temperature: 17°C / 63°F

Rain: 49 mm per month

Sun: 9 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 75%

Average lows of 13 degrees Celsius make the Amalfi Coast the ideal autumnal destination, and Sorrento is certainly the place to stay in November because it will have by far the biggest selection of rooms. There will be the occasional rainy day, but you can easily get a direct train from Sorrento to Naples in little over an hour if you fancy a trip out. There’s also very little traffic on the road which should make it easy to go and explore the mansion house in Ravello, or the museums and galleries in Amalfi Town. Read more

Amalfi Coast in December

Avg. temperature: 13°C / 55°F

Rain: 65 mm per month

Sun: 9 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 75%

There’s not a hint of snow in December, and you can easily venture outdoors in a thick jumper and a light raincoat. If you want to celebrate the coming of a new year, then New Year’s Eve on Positano’s Spiaggia Grande beach is something you cannot afford to miss. Other than that, you can sample the delicious zeppole and struffoli pastries in Sorrento that the locals love, and enjoy the stunning Christmas lights that seem to illuminate every single side street and boulevard in the entire city. Read more

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