The best time of year to visit the Amalfi Coast is from May through June and September through early October. Temperatures during these months are mild and comfortable, the colors are beautiful everywhere you look, and the crowds aren’t too bad unless you’re there around Easter. 

Along the Amalfi Coast during these months, you’ll typically see daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-50s overnight to around 80°F or so during the day. These months also have relatively little rain, so you won’t need to worry about constant storms ruining your dream vacation on the coast.

So this is the perfect time to travel to the Amalfi Coast, whether you’re planning on lying at the beach, taking in the incredible views, or hopping from city to city.

The crowds are highest during the summer months from late June through August, and temperatures can get scorching hot — sometimes reaching over 100°F during the heat waves. Travel during peak season also means you’ll pay the highest prices of the year while contending with the worst crowds.

Depending on what you want to get out of your Amalfi Coast vacation, you’ll find everything you need to know here. Regardless of what you’ll end up doing, make sure you book great accommodation to complement your trip. We recommend renting an Amalfi Coast villa to experience the true taste of Italy.

Let’s look at how the weather changes month to month and some of the best festivals and events the Amalfi Coast has to offer.

Amalfi Coast Climate and Weather

Graphical representation  of temperature every month on Amalfi coast

Historical Weather in Amalfi Coast by Month

MonthAverage High (°F)Average Low (°F)Average Precipitation (inches)
January57°F46°F3.5 inches
February56°F46°F3.7 inches
March59°F48°F3.3 inches
April63°F52°F2.6 inches
May70°F57°F1.7 inches
June77°F64°F0.9 inches
July82°F69°F0.6 inches
August83°F71°F1.1 inches
September78°F66°F2.8 inches
October71°F59°F5.2 inches
November63°F52°F5.7 inches
December58°F47°F4.3 inches

Amalfi Coast Weather in January

Winter in Amalfi Coast

January is the coldest month of the year along the Amalfi Coast and the dead of winter. Even though it’s winter, you won’t usually find excruciatingly cold temperatures or much snow — if any — along the coast. It is still in the Mediterranean, after all. 

The average daytime temperatures along the Amalfi Coast in January range from 39°F to 55°F. Although much milder than many parts of the world, you’ll still want to bring a jacket to keep warm when the sun isn’t out. Also, don’t forget your umbrella, as heavy rains can be common along the coast during January. 

Amalfi Coast Weather in February

You won’t notice much difference in weather along the Amalfi Coast between January and February. Although it’s still a wet and cold month, towards the end of February the temperatures will start to warm up as spring approaches, with highs reaching nearly 60F.

In February, the average daytime temperatures barely increase from the previous month, ranging from about 40°F to 56°F. So you’ll still want to bring a jacket and waterproof clothes to combat the cooler temperatures and inevitable rainfall. Don’t forget the umbrella! As spring approaches, you’ll start noticing longer days full of more sunlight.

Amalfi Coast Weather in March

Sunny Weather in Amalfi Coast

As March comes in and brings the spring season along with it, temperatures slowly warm up along the Amalfi Coast as the month goes on. You’ll find days as cold as January and February and other warm days, like early summer. However, the average days are getting warmer and dryer compared to the colder winter months.

In March, the average daytime temperatures along the Amalfi Coast range from about 42°F to 59°F, with highs sometimes reaching into the low 60s. The days are getting longer, and rain is falling a bit less often, but you’ll still want to bring a light jacket with you in case you catch a cold day.

Amalfi Coast Weather in April

Now that spring is in full effect along the Amalfi Coast, it starts getting much more comfortable outside in April compared to the earlier months. More often than not, the weather outside during the day will be comfortable and dry, but there is still rainfall every couple of days on average. 

During April, average daytime temperatures start getting much milder, ranging from 47°F to 64°F. So you’ll need fewer layers of clothing, and fewer days will require a jacket and umbrella. But you’ll still want to pack some warmer clothing for the early mornings and late evenings when the sun isn’t shining. 

Amalfi Coast Weather in May

Boats and colorful houses at the Amalfi Coast, Italy

As one of the best months of the year to visit the Amalfi Coast, May brings with it warmer temperatures and dryer skies. It’s the perfect combination of mild daytime and comfortable morning and evening temperatures that allow you to enjoy your trip no matter your activities.

Along the Amalfi Coast, average daytime temperatures in May will range from around 54°F to 73°F, with occasional highs near 80°F. These temperatures make soaking up the sun along the coast ideal for your days. With less rain than any other month of the year by this point, you won’t need to be too concerned about a few wet days ruining your trip.

Amalfi Coast Weather in June

With June comes summer, and summer in the Mediterranean comes even warmer temperatures and very little rain. June is one of the best times to visit the Amalfi Coast before it gets too hot, with some of the longest days of the year. You’ll have nearly 300 hours of unobstructed sunlight during June, so you’ll never run out of daylight!

During June, the average daytime temperatures jump from about 60°F to 79°F. On some hotter days, you’ll see temperatures reach the mid to upper 80s. It is one of the driest months of the year, so don’t worry about packing the umbrella. But you might run into the occasional spotty shower.

Amalfi Coast Weather in July

As summer is taking hold in the Mediterranean, July brings extremely warm — and sometimes downright hot — temperatures and very little rain. Surpassing June as the month with the longest days on average, you’ll experience nearly 325 hours of sunlight during July. So take in the fantastic beaches and soak it up while you’re there!

With very little rain throughout July and warm summer temperatures, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible at the beach. Average daytime temperatures along the Amalfi Coast range from 65°F to 83°F, with highs reaching into the 90s occasionally. 

Amalfi Coast Weather in August

As the hottest month of the year on average, August in the Amalfi Coast is only recommended for those who love the hot outdoors. Although you might be visiting for the amazing beaches, you don’t want to spend more than a few hours outside at a time due to the hot temperatures.

During August, you’ll find average daytime temperatures ranging from 67°F to 86°F, with highs in the mid to upper 90s common. You can even see temperatures jumping to over 100°F in the afternoon during heat waves. There’s a bit more rainfall than the previous summer months, but you have a good chance of your trip being dry.

Amalfi Coast Weather in September

With summer ending in the Mediterranean, you can expect temperatures to start dropping off and more rainfall to fall as September rolls in. Along with May and June, September is the best time to visit the coast based on the weather alone.

During this month, you’ll find average daytime temperatures ranging from 60°F to 79°F, with highs reaching into the mid-80s occasionally. Expect rain every few days on average. In September, the weather is similar to June, with days getting shorter through the month instead of longer.

Amalfi Coast Weather in October

Heading into the thick of fall, temperatures start dropping off along the Amalfi Coast in October. The early part of the month still has comfortable, mild temperatures that make it similar to late May and one of the best times to come to the coast.

During the day in October, expect average daytime temperatures to range from 54°F to about 72°F, with the latter days of the month being cooler. Rainfall is common in October, and you’ll want to pack an umbrella and a light jacket to be ready for any weather you encounter.

Amalfi Coast Weather in November

Scenic view of Amalfi coast

Temperatures along the Amalfi Coast keep heading downwards in November. That’s coupled with the most rainfall of any month on average. Due to the cooler temperatures and wet weather, November is one of the worst times to visit the coast.

Throughout November, average daytime temperatures typically range from 46°F to around 63°F. And you can expect to see rainfall on more days than you see clear skies. So bring a jacket and an umbrella if you brave the weather and make the trip. 

Amalfi Coast Weather in December

As the holidays are fast approaching, the temperatures continue to drop along the Amalfi Coast back to their winter lows. The weather in December is similar to January, with comfortable daytime highs and brisk nighttime lows. As the days finally reach their shortest on December 21, expect to only see just over 100 hours of sunlight during the month. 

Average daytime temperatures along the Amalfi Coast in December range from about 41°F to 57°F, with nighttime lows dropping to around freezing on especially cold mornings. Another wet winter month, bring an umbrella and some rain boots if you’re planning a winter trip to the coast. 

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Amalfi Coast Events and Festivals

View from Path of the god

No matter what time of the year you make a trip to the Amalfi Coast, there is always something fun and exciting to do. Throughout the year, the cities along the coast have different events and festivals that make it a great trip, no matter when you go. Let’s look at some of the events you won’t want to miss, depending on which season you’re traveling during.

Amalfi Coast in Spring

  • Primavera Sorrentina — To celebrate the amazing weather and great times during spring and summer, Sorrento hosts various festivals, fairs, and gatherings known collectively as Primavera Sorrento. These events start in March as spring rolls in and run through the heart of summer into July. 
  • Ravello Music Festival — Taking place annually for more than half a century, the Ravello Music Festival is one of the longest-running musical events of the year along the Amalfi Coast. This amazing festival takes place in the beautiful Villa Ruolo gardens and runs from April through November. So you have plenty of chances to stop by.
  • Holy Week and Easter —Easter and the week leading up to it — Holy Week — are some of the most celebrated times in Italy, including along the Amalfi Coast. In various cities, you’ll see incredible historic religious processions everywhere.
  • The Sounds of the Gods — Hiking the famous Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast is one of the most unforgettable experiences you’ll ever have. Every Wednesday in May, this gets even better due to the music event called The Sound of the Gods. Music is played in Praiano nearby and echoes through the hiking path.  
  • Republic Day — Similar to Independence Day celebrated in the US, Republic Day in Italy celebrates the day the country became a republic on June 2, 1946. 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the day, and there will be festivals and parades throughout Italy. Businesses might close along the coast, but you’ll have plenty to do as the celebrations roar on.

Amalfi Coast in Summer

Colorful houses, speed boats at Sorrento Peninsula
  • Feast of Sant’Andrea — During the first week of summer, Amalfi celebrates its patron saint on June 27th by hosting the Feast of Sant’Andrea. During this event, the city pays homage to Saint Andrea for protecting their fisherman from a pirate fleet in the 16th century by producing a massive storm to ward them off.
  • Amalfi Music and Arts Festival — Celebrated throughout July along the Amalfi Coast, the Amalfi Music and Arts Festival is a treat for anyone who loves classical music. You’ll be entranced by the amazing piano and visual arts exhibits this year.
  • Festival del Limone  — As one of the staples of life on the Amalfi Coast, lemons hold a special place in many coastal towns’ history. To celebrate, the Lemon Festival is hosted in Massa Lubrense.
  • Torello Fest dell’Incendio — Another popular event held nearby Ravello, the Torello Fest dell’Incendio is an event done in memory of the Pisani invasion of Ravello many years ago. Held on September 18, 2021, the event has all the buildings of Ravello to light up at night as well as a large fireworks display. 

Amalfi Coast in Fall

  • Festa di San Matteo — On the first day of fall every year, Salerno’s patron saint is honored on September 21st. The celebration includes a procession, music, and a fireworks display in the view of the Cathedral of San Matteo. 
  • Halloween — Halloween isn’t as popular in Italy as in the United States and other countries, but it’s becoming a bigger celebration year after year. People all over Italy and the Amalfi Coast host parties and dress up in costumes to get together for music and dancing. A Halloween party along the Amalfi Coast sounds much better than visiting some old haunted house!
  • All Saints Day — Italy is a largely Catholic nation, so All Saints Day is recognized as a national holiday annually on November 1st. Along the Amalfi Coast, people will spend the day attending church before gathering with their families to enjoy time together and reminisce about those they’ve lost.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception — Another religious holiday throughout Italy, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated annually on December 8th. Many people will be off school and work, but shops and restaurants remain open to start the holiday season. 

Amalfi Coast in Winter

Christmas in the Amalfi Coast in Italy
  • Christmas Holidays — Since most Italians are Catholic, Christmas time is a big deal along the Amalfi Coast. Families will attend a midnight mass on Christmas Eve before gathering together on Christmas Day for a big family feast. Gifts are usually not exchanged on Christmas; they are saved until January 6th, as you’ll soon read.
  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day —Whether you’re excited about finishing off the current year or bringing in the new one, celebrating New Year’s on the Amalfi Coast is the way to do it. As the clock winds down, you’ll find parties, dancing, and great food all over the coast. Fireworks are lit in all directions when the clock strikes midnight; it’s a New Year’s experience you won’t soon forget.
  • The Epiphany — The biggest day of the Italian holiday season, surpassing even Christmas, is the celebration of the Epiphany on January 6th. This is the 12th day of Christmas, when families exchange gifts and enjoy their time together. Like Christmas, many businesses will be closed in honor of the Epiphany. 
  • Carnival — Probably the biggest festival in all of Italy at any given time of the year, Carnival is a massive celebration on the Amalfi Coast. Carnival precedes Lent and gets residents together for parades, dancing, music, plays, and more as they prepare for the Easter holiday coming up after Lent. If you travel to the Amalfi Coast to experience an authentic Italian festival, plan your trip around Carnival.

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