15 days in Amalfi Coast & Santorini Itinerary

15 days in Amalfi Coast & Santorini Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Salerno
Salerno, Italy
Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Santorini
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights


Salerno, Italy

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
On the 21st (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salerno travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Salerno is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Salerno is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Salerno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Positano, Italy

— 6 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, Museo della Carta, &more), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Sorrento (Food Tours & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Positano holiday planning website.

You can drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Salerno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Positano, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 6 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to La Ponta in Akrotiri, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Fira in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Positano to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Amalfi Coast travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.