12 days in Amalfi Coast, Pompeii & Naples Itinerary

12 days in Amalfi Coast, Pompeii & Naples Itinerary

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12 days in Amalfi Coast, Pompeii & Naples Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Ravello
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
2
Salerno
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Pompeii
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fontana sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then make a trip to Fondazione Lewitt - Villa Letizia.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Ravello road trip planning tool .

Newark, USA to Ravello is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Ravello is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Fondazione Lewitt - Villa Letizia
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Borgo Medievale di Agropoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Borgo Medievale di Castellabate (in Castellabate), Castello Aragonese (in Agropoli) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and experience rural life at Taverna Penta - Caseificio e Yogurteria.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salerno holiday builder .

Traveling by ferry from Ravello to Salerno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Salerno are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Agropoli, Paestum Ruins, Grotte di Castelcivita, Taverna Penta - Caseificio e Yogurteria, Borgo Medievale di Castellabate
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Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Speed Boats Tours
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta ©
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta

3
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Masseria Farm Experience and Bosco de Medici Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Baia di Ieranto (in Massa Lubrense) and Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings & Food Tours). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Forum, steep yourself in history at Casa del Fauno, and make a trip to Terme del Foro.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii day trip site .

Traveling by train from Salerno to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salerno in July since evenings lows in Pompeii dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Massa Lubrense
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Forum ©
Forum
Food Tours

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Parco Sommerso di Gaiola - Area Marina Protetta. Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent & Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, see the vivid underwater world at Posillipo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take a stroll through Santa Lucia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples trip builder site .

Naples is very close to Pompeii. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sorrento
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Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno
Speed Boats Tours
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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