If you’re reading this Amalfi Coast itinerary for 3, 4, or 5 days, chances are you’re planning to explore the dreamiest coastline in Italy. Congratulations! Whether it’s your first or fifth visit, an Amalfi Coast trip is cause for celebration.
Dreams of swimming in the azure Tyrrhenian Sea; hiking along ancient coastal trails; sipping on Aperol spritzes at sunset; fine-dining on fresh seafood; and savoring lemon-infused everything (hello, limoncello!) are about to come into fruition. You’ll drool over the impossibly romantic views of Positano, live lavishly on the island of Capri, and stroll the luxurious villas of Ravello. Not to predict the future, or anything!
After exploring this incredible coastline in-depth, I’ve put together the best Amalfi Coast itinerary I could dream of.
In addition to abundant natural and historic wonders, you’ll find that simply being present to daily life on the Amalfi Coast is magic, in and of itself. Pause to breathe it all in, pet the adorable Amalfi Coast cats, connect with locals, and savor the moment. An Amalfi Coast trip is a dream come true!
This guide will give you a useful and customizable Amalfi Coast vacation itinerary that includes it all: the best places to visit, where to stay, how to get around, what to see, the best things to do in the Amalfi Coast, where to eat, and more!
Whether you have 3, 4, or 5 days, this is the guide for you!
Table of Contents
- About the Amalfi Coast Region
- How to Get to The Amalfi Coast
- How to Get Around the Amalfi Coast
- Where to Stay in Amalfi Coast
- Amalfi Coast Travel Itinerary (3, 4, or 5 Days)
- The Perfect Amalfi Coast Itinerary Overview
- Day 1: Vietri Sul Mare & Amalfi Town
- Day 2: Atrani & Ravello
- Day 3: Outdoor Adventure & Positano
- Day 4: Capri Island
- Day 5: Sorrento
- Amalfi Coast Packing List
- The Dreamiest 3, 4, or 5-Day Amalfi Coast Itinerary
- Amalfi Coast Itinerary: FAQs
- Did you know…
About the Amalfi Coast Region
First let’s learn a little bit more about the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) and its significance as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Majestic landscapes and rich cultural history make the Amalfi Coast one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations!
The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer (31-mile) stretch of luscious coastline in the Province of Salerno of Italy’s Campania region. It comprises 13 small villages and towns, from Positano to the west, to Vietri sul Mare to the east, and is filled with a myriad of hamlets tucked away in the mountain range.
Cradling the Amalfi Coast, the Lattari Mountains offer stunning contrast to the bright Tyrrhenian Sea and Gulf of Salerno below (both part of the Mediterranean Sea). This Amalfi Coast itinerary will guide you to colorful towns strung along dramatic cliff faces which plunge into the sea below.
It’s no surprise that the extraordinary Amalfi Coast has been settled by humans since prehistoric times. The Amalfi Coast is a stellar illustration of Mediterranean landscape, and has seen centuries of maritime, cultural, and artistic evolution. Citrus groves, olive groves, and vineyards also thrive in the fertile soil.
From mountaintop to seashore, people have long been enamored by the energy and beauty of Amalfi Coast. You soon will be too!
How to Get to The Amalfi Coast
Now for a little logistics. The most common points of access for an Amalfi Coast trip itinerary are Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno. The closest international airport to the Amalfi Coast is Naples International Airport, about an hour-and-a-half away by car.
Often, travelers who arrive in Naples – either from northern Italy or from another country – use the large port city of Sorrento as their “home base” to explore the Amalfi Coast.
Though Sorrento is not technically part of the Amalfi Coast, it is beautiful, affordable, and offers plenty of transportation options to Amalfi Coast towns. To get to Sorrento from Naples, take the Circumvesuviana train. Click here to find the best deals on Sorrento accommodation.
Alternatively, if you’re traveling to the Amalfi Coast from cities in Southern Italy, you can begin your Amalfi Coast trip from Vietri sul Mare just outside of Salerno, and work your way from east to west. You can also take a bus or car from Naples airport to Salerno in under an hour!
Since I was already in Southern Italy, I used Salerno as my access point, and spent my first night in beautiful Vietri sul Mare, the “gateway to the Amalfi Coast,” just 10 minutes from Salerno.
How to Get Around the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast Road is a winding, narrow, cliffside road connecting all of its coastal towns.
Due to immense traffic in the high season and lack of clear driving rules and parking, I don’t recommend renting a car when you visit the Amalfi Coast.
Renting a scooter is a great idea for day trips, as long as you’re a practiced driver! Click here to book your scooter.
Public transportation in Amalfi Coast is a great way to get around, too. It’s cheap, frequent, and (mostly) reliable. The bus systems (SITA and Mobility Amalfi Coast) offer local and regional routes running all season long. Just be aware, buses can be full and/or late during summer.
Ferries offer the most amazing views of the Amalfi Coast. Just note that only Amalfi, Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Cetara, and Minori have ferry service. Also, during the off season (usually November to early April), the ferries are not in service.
For both buses and ferries, you’ll need to purchase tickets ahead of time in a local bar, tabaccheria (tobacco shop), newsstand, or a ferry ticket office at a port.
Private transfers on the Amalfi Coast are expensive, but they provide you with peace of mind… Hiring a private car is worth it! Click here to book your private driver.
Where to Stay in Amalfi Coast
No matter where you choose to stay when you visit the Amalfi Coast, it will be the trip of a lifetime!
Generally, staying in smaller villages (Atrani, Praiano, Furore, Minori, Maiori, etc.) will come with a lower price tag.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for uber-luxury hotels, Positano is your place. Il San Pietro di Positano is one of the nicest (and most expensive) hotels in all of Italy! Staying at Le Sirenuse would also be a dream.
As for having a “home base” versus sleeping in a different town each night, I think it’s better to move around. That way, you can get the full experience and discover each town more deeply. You’ll savor an epic sunset and a slow morning in each famous town; find your favorite restaurants; go swimming; eat all the gelato; and spend less time in transit, back and forth.
Below, I’m sharing the gems I discovered along the Amalfi Coast, plus some hotels in Sorrento, too. Bear in mind that in the main towns, the “budget” options are still going to be somewhat pricey.
Positano is usually only visited as a day trip, however, if you can swing it, spend at least one night! Positano is the most picturesque of all the Amalfi Coast towns.
- Le Sirenuse (ultra luxury – and a worthy splurge you won’t ever forget!)
- La Pigolina (mid-range)
- Venus Inn B&B (budget)
Basing yourself in Amalfi town is a great option because of its central location, ferry port, and myriad of restaurants and hotels. Afterall, this is Amalfi Coast’s namesake!
- NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi (luxury)
- Hotel Villa Felice Relais (mid-range)
- MariLeo Amalfi (mid-range)
- Villa Adriana Amalfi (budget)
- Hotel Relais Villa Annalara (budget)
Just a ten-minute walk from Amalfi town is whimsical Atrani, the smallest town in all of Italy. I spent a few days in Atrani and fell in love with this adorable town. Plus, you’re just a 10-minute walk to Amalfi!
- Palazzo Ferraioli (luxury)
- Atrani House-AMALFI (mid-range)
- Domus Claudia (mid-range)
The romantic mountaintop village of Ravello is revered for its opulent and historic villas. Staying in Ravello is glamorous, but its mountaintop location doesn’t make for a practical “home base”.
- Caruso, a Belmond Hotel (ultra-luxury)
- Gala Residence Villa Giovanna (mid-range)
- A Casa di Pissi (budget)
If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, I recommend staying in Sorrento and taking day trips to the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento’s public transportation is easy, cheap, and plentiful. Whether you’re staying in Sorrento for your whole trip, or just for the night before you head to Naples, you’ll find a wide array of lodging to suit your needs!
- Grand Hotel Ambasciatori (luxury)
- Mistral Luxury Suites (mid-range)
- B&B Verù (budget)
Still looking? Here’s my favorite website for finding the best deals on Amalfi Coast accommodations – from luxury resorts and hotels, to apartments, B&Bs, and hostels. Free cancellation is usually included, so you can book in advance with confidence. (The best places in Amalfi sell out well in advance in high season!)
P.S. Check out our guide to 10 Magical Amalfi Coast Towns to Stay in!
Amalfi Coast Travel Itinerary (3, 4, or 5 Days)
The Perfect Amalfi Coast Itinerary Overview
Here’s a quick overview of your dreamy Amalfi itinerary. Below, you’ll find the details of what to see, do, and eat in each place!
- Day 1: Visit off-the-beaten-path Vietri sul Mare and the bustling town of Amalfi
- Day 2: Explore whimsical Atrani and stroll the luxurious villas of Ravello
- Day 3: Discover the romantic charm of Positano and go for a hike or boat trip
- Day 4: Take a boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri
- Day 5: Check out Sorrento or take a day trip to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
RELATED READING: 10 Unforgettable Things to Do in the Amalfi Coast
Day 1: Vietri Sul Mare & Amalfi Town
Welcome to the spectacular Amalfi Coast! On Day 1, you’ll spend time exploring the hidden gem of the Amalfi Coast: Vietri sul Mare. After, take the scenic route (the ferry!) to Amalfi Town to relish in a fabulous oceanside evening.
Vietri sul Mare
If you were to look at an Amalfi Coast map, you’d find Vietri sul Mare on the eastern edge of the coastline. This destination is often overlooked, but I think it should be included in every Amalfi Coast itinerary.
Vietri is one of the most picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast! Plus, this town is a historic producer of traditional Italian ceramics.
Stay here a night, or spend a half-day seeing all the highlights. Don’t forget to snag a handmade ceramic souvenir (obviously!), and be sure to swim at one of the spectacular beaches!
P.S. Vietri Beach is home to the longest stretch of sandy beach in all of Amalfi Coast. Visit the Amalfi Coast in October like I did, and you may have your own private beach!
Things to Do in Vietri sul Mare
- Learn about the heritage of Vietri’s ceramics, and admire the many colorful masterpieces, at Museo Provinciale della Ceramica (Provincial Museum of Ceramics)
- Admire the iconic majolica (riggiole) dome of the cathedral, Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista (Church of St. John the Baptist)
- Hang out at the quirky, ceramic-adorned Villa Comunale Vietri sul Mare (City Park of Vietri sul Mare), known as the “Parc Güell of Amalfi Coast”, and soak in vistas of Vietri’s spectacular landscapes.
- Book a guided tour of a local, boutique organic vineyard
- Take a photo on the artsy and colorful Instagram Street (above), embellished with more ceramics, of course!
Where to Eat in Vietri sul Mare
- Russo Cafe Pasticceria: Delightful pastries and coffee with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Ristorante 34 da Lucia: Dine on the freshest local seafood and pasta at this family-run restaurant – alongside Vietri locals and accompanied by… wine.
- Ristorante La Sosta: Come to this traditional family restaurant for dinner and let the owner order for you. Trust me, this is one of the most memorable dining experiences I’ve had while visiting Italy!
RELATED READING: 10 Magnificent Things to Do in Vietri sul Mare, Italy
Welcome to the namesake of the Amalfi Coast. Delight in local specialties such as limoncello, soft handmade paper, cuoppo fritto (paper cones filled with fried seafood), and of course, gelato!
If that sounds like a dream, that’s because it is.
Spend your afternoon strolling about Amalfi’s main street, Ruga Nova Mercatorum, while savoring the sights, scents, and flavors.
Things to Do in Amalfi Town
- Sunbathe at Amalfi’s main beach, Spiaggia Grande (Marina Grande Beach)
- Visit the stunning Duomo di Amalfi (Amalfi Cathedral) and make a wish as you throw a coin into the Fontana di Sant’Andrea (Fountain of Saint Andrew) in the town center.
- Discover Amalfi paper at the Museo Della Carta (Museum of Paper)
- Learn about the Amalfi Coast’s fascinating maritime history at the Antico Arsenale della Repubblica di Amalfi (Maritime History Museum)
Where to Eat in Amalfi Town
- Saracen Tower: How does fresh fish, great service, and unreal views of the Tyrrhenian Sea sound?
- Cuoppo d’Amalfi: Grab this famous Amalfian street food for a snack between shopping. What’s not to love about succulent deep-fried seafood (and maybe some potatoes, too), with a generous squeeze of lemon on top?
- Taverna Degli Apostoli: Another gem serving up high-quality seafood and other local classics under the glowing lights of the cathedral.
Day 2: Atrani & Ravello
Day two of our Amalfi Coast itinerary begins with a jaunt around adorable Atrani, and offers an optional hike to Ravello. Once you reach this mountaintop town, take your time wandering about the beautiful villas.
It’s true that Atrani is the tiniest town in all of Italy, but this former fishing village boasts big charm!
There’s no major “to see” list here. Simply stroll along the black-sand beach, grab a slice of pizza at Mistral Pizzeria, and check out Piazza Umberto, the main square. Keep it simple!
Now you have a choice. Hike the 1,500 ancient stairs up to Ravello among the lemon trees, or use a car or bus to save your energy.
If you take the stairs, make your way to the big church on the corner of Atrani (Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena) and head up the stairs on the right. There are plenty of signs and cats to help you along the way!
There are plenty of things to do in Ravello, so this Amalfi Coast itinerary creates time for you to relish in the elegance of Amalfi Coast’s most romantic town.
Take some time to explore the little town square and the Duomo di Ravello before heading to the villas.
At each villa, you’ll pay a small entrance fee to admire the impossibly perfect gardens, striking architecture, and wondrous vistas of Amalfi’s rugged hills and sparkling blue seas.
Villa Rufolo is the home of Ravello Festival, a classical music festival that’s made Ravello world-famous.
Enjoy magnificent architecture, fantastical flowerbeds, and the wondrous Italian stone pine trees “umbrella trees” that frame the bell towers below. For stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, climb the winding stairs of the villa museum!
Is this… heaven?
Villa Cimbrone’s lavish gardens, fountains, statues, and sculptures are captivating… But the Terrazza dell’Infinito (Terrace of Infinity) is the pièce de résistance. Pass under the “doorway to the sun” to witness the seven marble busts welcoming you to the ultimate viewpoint of the entire Amalfi Coast!
Where to Eat in Ravello
- Babel Wine Bar Deli & Art: Fresh pasta and an extensive wine list, what more do you need?
- Il Flauto di Pan: To wine and dine in the gardens of Villa Cimbrone says it all.
- Salvatore Ravello: This restaurant is well-known for its wonderful cuisine and spectacular sea view.
Day 3: Outdoor Adventure & Positano
How about a little adventure? For the third day of your Amalfi Coast trip, relax at the Fiordo di Furore beach and explore a sea cave, or hike the epic Path of the Gods. Spend the rest of the day basking in the sunshine of luxurious Positano!
Fiordo di Furore
The Fiordo di Furore is a picturesque beach framed by the bridge of the Amalfi Coast road overhead. You’ll find beach access via stairs just off the road!
Maybe you recognize this beach from the Red Bull cliff diving world championship! But you don’t need to cliff dive to enjoy the glimmering water and warm pebble beach.
Grotta dello Smeraldo
Not to be confused with the Blue Grotto of Capri, the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) is a small sea cave that is lit up from natural light passing under the rock formations. It’s a cool sight, and the tour is short but sweet.
How to Get There
Wondering how to get to these sites? You can walk (carefully) along Amalfi Coast Road, take the Mobility Amalfi Coast bus, or try one of the many boat tours!
This Amalfi Coast Private Boat Tour from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi brings you to see the grotto and fjord, with a glass of prosecco in hand (perfect for bigger groups, as it’s a little pricey on your own!). Click here to book it.
Otherwise, this Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano is affordable no matter how many are in your crew. You’ll visit the Emerald Grotto, enjoy views of Praiano, go swimming and snorkeling in secluded coves, and more.
Click here to book your Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano.
Hike “II Sentiero Degli Dei” (The Path of The Gods)
This is the most famous hiking trail on the Amalfi Coast! Hiking the ancient Path of The Gods is an intimate way to experience the landscapes, fresh air, and surrounding sea of the Amalfi Coast. The hike is about four miles long and reachable by car or bus to Nocelle (nearby Positano) or Bomberano (close to Amalfi).
If you’re keen on learning the rich history and significance of this trail, try a walking tour with a local! This Trail of the Gods Hike with Local Guide Saveria Fiore is highly recommended.
Click here to book your epic guided journey of the Path of The Gods.
No Amalfi Coast itinerary is complete without a stop in Positano. The picture-perfect Marina Grande Beach, bougainvillea-laced walls, and dazzling energy will leave you simply smitten!
Positano is coined the “vertical city” because of its marvelous stacked buildings that cling to the cliffside and peer out over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
While you’re here, focus less on “doing” and more on “being”. As the kids would say, Positano gives you “main character energy,” so take all the pleasure in strolling, sitting, sipping, and staring at those stunning views!
Make an obligatory stop at Positano’s iconic church, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta. Catch some Mediterranean sun at Arienzo or Marina Grande Beach, then peruse the upscale boutiques, and make your way to a series of restaurants for aperitif hour(s).
Where to Eat & Drink in Positano
- lI Tridente: Hotel Poseidon’s enchanting vine-covered terrace restaurant is a must for soaking in those iconic Positano vistas and delighting in local seafood, fresh pasta, and more.
- Aldo’s Cocktail Bar & Seafood Grill: The sunny, upscale terrace grill at the one and only Le Sirenuse.
- Franco’s Bar: A stylish terrace bar, offering carefully crafted cocktails, aperitifs, and stunning sea views.
RELATED READING: 10 Unforgettable Things to Do in the Amalfi Coast
Day 4: Capri Island
Though it’s not really part of the Amalfi Coast, a boat day trip to Capri island is a must for every Amalfi Coast itinerary. It’s home to one of the most famous towns in all of Italy, after all.
Get ready to shop, eat, and soak up that coveted Mediterranean sunshine on Capri; the playground of the rich and famous.
Island of Capri
To get to Capri, you can take the ferry, or book one of these boat tours to make your life easier! Each of the below options will pick you up and make sure you see all the points of interest!
Best Capri Island Boat Tours
Here are some of the best Capri boat tours. Each one is epic in its own way, so your main consideration should be where you need to be picked up from – i.e. Sorrento, Naples, Positano, or Capri itself!
- Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour (from Naples or Sorrento)
- Group Capri Boat Tour Cruise (from Sorrento)
- Capri Boat and Walking Tour (from Naples or Capri)
- Capri Island Boat Ride with Swimming, Sights, and Limoncello (from Capri)
- Full-Day Capri Island Cruise (from Praiano or Positano)
- Faraglioni and Limoncello Tour Around Capri Island (from Capri)
Capri Must-Sees from the Water
- Faraglioni Rock Formations
- Arco Naturale (Natural rock arch)
- Sea caves: Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto) & Grotta Bianca (White Grotto)
- Grotta Verde (Green Grotto)
- Faro Di Punta Carena (historic lighthouse)
Already on the Amalfi Coast? Try this tour. From Sorrento, book this private Capri tour, or this affordable small group tour. This particular boat tour picks you up from Capri’s Marina Grande with limoncello and snorkel gear!
Things to Do in Capri
- Hang at a beautiful beach like Marina Di Mulo, Gradola, or Torre Saracena
- Take the funicular from Marina Grande up to Capri Town
- Walk Via Krupp To Marina Piccola
- Visit the town of Anacapri to see Villa San Michele
- Stroll through the lovely Giardini di Augusto (Gardens of Augustus)
- Visit Villa Lysis for elegant gardens and views
- The Monte Solaro Chair Lift is a must-do open-air chairlift in Anacapri
Where to Eat in Capri
- Ristorante Panorama Capri: Ready to feast upon classic Italian food (hi, pizza) on the most chic of terraces overlooking the Bay of Naples? This is your spot.
- Da Paolino: Dine seaside, amongst fragrant lemon trees, on caprese and fresh seafood at Da Paolino; come here to take all the pleasure in a picturesque Capri evening.
- Ristorante Il Geranio Capri: Classic Neapolitan flavors you love (chili, olive oil, and garlic) pair effortlessly with fresh-caught fish, seafood, and shellfish, epic views, and romantic ambience here.
Hot tip: It’s best to steer clear of the restaurants down by the Marina Grande, as they’re almost all tourist traps.
Day 5: Sorrento
Ah, a day of strolling about the streets of historic Sorrento on the beautiful Sorrento Coast.
It’s nice to take your final day of sightseeing in Sorrento at your leisure. I know the leg-burning effects of Amalfi Coast stairs and hills all too well!
While in Sorrento, people-watch in Piazza Tasso and snap up all the last-minute, lemon-inspired souvenirs. The mini lemon soaps are to die for! Not to mention, they make your luggage smell amazing.
Visit the Cathedral of Saints Philip and James and take a seat in the Villa Comunale with the locals for some of the best people-watching.
Walk along the railing over the water and sink into a sense of gratitude as you peer out over the Gulf of Naples at Mount Vesuvius. It’s a blessing to be here!
And finally, to wrap up your lovely day exploring, have a romantic dinner at L’Antica Trattoria. My solo dinner date here was by far one of the most decadent meals and fanciest dining experiences of my life!
Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius
If you want to use your last day doing something super epic, then I have just the thing for you! A tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius will be the cherry on top of your perfect Amalfi Coast trip!
Roam the fascinating archaeological ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with your expert guide, and learn about how the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79 preserved the village – and the paintings, artifacts, and thousands of villagers inside of it – in a blanket of ash and pumice. Then, hike up to the crater rim of the volcano. What a day!
Personally, I passed on visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius on this trip, as I’d already been before! But I can report, Pompeii is 1,000% worth seeing.
Click here to book your Skip-The-Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Trip from Sorrento.
Amalfi Coast Packing List
- Quick-dry Turkish towel
- Sunscreen (natural and reef safe)
- Floppy sun hat
- Flowy summer dresses
- Long and beachy skirts
- Light scarf/shawl (for evenings, sun protection, and visiting churches)
- Light, breathable clothes for warm weather
- Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
- Flip flops or beach sandals
- Cute yet comfy sandals
- Daypack for hiking
- Insulated, refillable water bottle
- Waterproof drybag for boat trips
- GoPro for underwater photos
- Universal or European travel adapter
- Travel insurance (Please, make sure you’re covered while abroad. Accidents happen.)
The Dreamiest 3, 4, or 5-Day Amalfi Coast Itinerary
It is my hope that this dream 3, 4, or 5-day Amalfi Coast itinerary helps you create lifelong memories under the Mediterranean sun – swimming in the sparkling blue seas and strolling along the streets of the beautiful Amalfi Coast towns.
With 5 days on the Amalfi Coast, you will discover why this UNESCO site is a “bucket list” destination. The aroma of lemon trees, warm Italian hospitality, and refreshing Tyrrhenian Sea never cease to affirm the Amalfi Coast as a special place in history and in our hearts. Enchanting memories made during your Amalfi Coast trip will beg you to bring your daydream into fruition once again. You’ll be back!
Amalfi Coast Itinerary: FAQs
To get the full Amalfi Coast experience and discover all the best things to do in Amalfi Coast, you should plan to spend 3 days there at the very least. In 3 days, you’ll have time to explore the beautiful towns of Vietri sul Mari, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, and Positano. You’ll savor local dishes, sip on limoncello, go for swims in the stunning Tyrrhenian Sea, go for a boat tour, and more. With 4 days, you’ll be able to take in the island of Capri and discover all of its natural wonders, like the Blue Grotto. With 5 days, you can also visit Sorrento (or Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius) too. Even though Sorrento isn’t technically part of the Amalfi Coast, it’s a common jumping-off point for exploring the Amalfi Coast, and it’s worth including for its own unique charm and things to do. This Amalfi Coast Itinerary includes all of the best experiences, whether you have 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days to spend. If you can stay even longer, you totally should! There are enough delicious restaurants and views, beautiful beaches, and fun activities to fill up 7 days, or more!
How long is too long in paradise? You only need 3 days to see all of the Amalfi Coast’s main attractions, towns, and beautiful views and beaches. But if you don’t mind going slow, relaxing, and luxuriating in long lunches, sunset drinks, and lazing on the beach, then no, 10 days is not too long for Amalfi Coast!
The best month to go to the Amalfi Coast is October. The Amalfi Coast in October is ideal because there are fewer crowds, better prices, and warm temperatures (without being too hot). It’s best to visit the Amalfi Coast from early October, as beach clubs, restaurants, and ferries begin to close down for the off-season in mid to late-October.
It’s hard to compete with Positano. If you have time, you should make sure to explore the village of Positano and the town of Amalfi. Both destinations are home to beautiful architecture, beaches, lovely restaurants, and epic views. But if you have to choose one, choose Positano. The picture-perfect beach, colorful buildings that cling to the cliffside, bougainvillea-covered walls, and dazzlingly magical energy make Positano a place you’ll never forget! Plus, we have to mention the amazing terrace bars and heavenly hotels, like Le Sirenuse. Overall, Positano is better to visit than Amalfi – but in my book, they’re both winners.
Yes, it is very easy to get to Amalfi Coast. Whether you’re coming from the Naples Airport, from Sorrento, or from Salerno in the south, you have a number of options. This itinerary includes everything you need to know about how to get to Amalfi Coast – and what to do once you arrive!
To fully experience the charm of the Amalfi Coast, you need at least 3 days. Anywhere between 3-5 days is perfect. This best Amalfi Coast Itinerary covers everything you need to know for the dreamiest 3-5 day trip on this wondrous coastline.
With 7 days in Amalfi Coast, you can experience all the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast, plus have ample time to relax, or do more fun things like get a private boat, do a boat tour, and join an organized tour like exploring an organic vineyard. This 3, 4, and 5 day Amalfi Coast itinerary covers all of the quintessential experiences you can’t miss, so simply tack on two extra days to stay longer in your favorite Amalfi Coast towns!
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