8 days in Province of Naples & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

8 days in Province of Naples & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salerno
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Sorrento is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Sorrento reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Ischia Salumi, identify plant and animal life at Terra Murata, then take a leisurely stroll along The Port of Corricella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia San Michele Arcangelo. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cava Grado, take a memorable tour with Ischia SeaDream, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo.

Before you visit Ischia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Ischia takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Ischia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Salerno

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gli Scaloni and Porto Turistico di Agropoli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Taverna Penta - Caseificio e Yogurteria (in Pontecagnano Faiano), Santuario San Gerardo (in Materdomini) and Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Castellabate, contemplate the long history of La Fornace, don't miss a visit to Agropoli, and step into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salerno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ischia to Salerno in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Province of Naples travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The city was refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a lynchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic. Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.

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Isola d'Ischia travel guide

3.8
Thermal Spas · Castles · Beaches
Floating in the Bay of Naples, mountainous Isola d'Ischia boasts a 34 km (21 mi) long coastline. Nearly 6 million tourists vacation on this volcanic island every year, attracted by its famous thermal spas, beaches, and excellent food. The largest of its beachside towns, e Ischia, often called the Green Island, features a temperate climate allowing a range of Mediterranean plants to thrive in the fertile volcanic soil. On the southern side of the island, you'll see palms, cacti, and agave plants. Other places to visit include the almond groves, vineyards, and olive plantations that cover the northern side of Ischia. Farther away from the island's coastline, you can explore villas, gardens, and ancient towers.

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.