6 days in Campania Itinerary

6 days in Campania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Campania travel planner

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Drive
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Paestum
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Amalfi
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Amalfi
— 1 night
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Sorrento
Drive
4
Positano
Drive
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ercolano
— 1 day
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Naples
— 1 night
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Caserta
Drive
9
Aversa
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Paestum

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paestum trip planner.

Potenza to Paestum is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amalfi.
Highlights from your trip

Amalfi

— 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Amalfi driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paestum to Amalfi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Sorrento

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, then appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento holiday planning app.

Drive from Amalfi to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Positano

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.
On the 10th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sorrento to Positano in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castel dell'Ovo.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Naples planning website.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ercolano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Ercolano

— 1 day
Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then don't miss a visit to Casa Sannitica, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally make a trip to College of the Augustales.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ercolano online itinerary planner.

Ercolano is very close to Naples. August in Ercolano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ercolano

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples

— 1 night
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary maker website.

Naples is just a short distance from Ercolano. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Caserta.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife

Caserta

Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Palazzo Paterno and then admire the natural beauty at Reggia di Caserta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Caserta trip app.

Getting from Naples to Caserta by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Naples in August since evenings lows in Caserta dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aversa.

Things to do in Caserta

Historic Sites · Parks

Aversa

Aversa is a city and comune in the Province of Caserta in Campania, southern Italy, about 5km north of Naples. On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aversa online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Caserta to Aversa in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Aversa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aversa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Campania travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania is noted for its mild climate, picturesque coast, outstanding culinary tradition, and rich legacy of art and culture. Most visitors to this region begin their holiday sightseeing at the sea, where the coastline is marked with secluded bays, tranquil coves, and dramatic cliffs. The lush Mediterranean landscape is home to flourishing towns and charming villages, each steeped in its own culture, art, and traditions, and offering plenty of local places to visit. This ancient land is the birthplace of some well-known culinary favorites, including pizza and spaghetti. Campanians were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also as food and garnish. The region is renowned for its fruits and vegetables--but its best-known product is mozzarella cheese.