8 days in Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

8 days in Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Pompeii
— 2 nights
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of College of the Augustales, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then get impressive views of Vesuvio National Park, and finally surround yourself with nature on Vesuvio Natura da Esplorare - Day Tours.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii online day trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Pompeii is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Positano

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, look for gifts at Art & Craft Gallery, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Positano planning website.

You can drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Salerno

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli), Paestum (Paestum Ruins & Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata) and Monte Finestra (in Tramonti). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Cilento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Salerno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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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.