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:  14 h 45 min
1
Ravello
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
2
Salerno
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Pompeii
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 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 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, cool off at Fornillo, and then make a trip to Fondazione Lewitt - Villa Letizia.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner .

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Borgo Medievale di Agropoli. Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Castello Aragonese (in Agropoli) and Borgo Medievale di Castellabate (in Castellabate). There's much more to do: Head underground at Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, experience rural life at Taverna Penta - Caseificio e Yogurteria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Sacra Famiglia.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salerno trip builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ravello to Salerno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Salerno, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Tours Transportation

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Masseria Farm Experience and Forum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pompeii: Baia di Ieranto (in Massa Lubrense) and Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings & Food Tours). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno, make a trip to Forum Baths, and delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Salerno to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, Pompeii is slightly colder at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Parco Sommerso di Gaiola - Area Marina Protetta. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent & Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, identify plant and animal life at Posillipo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan trip to Naples with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. July in Naples sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (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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