Visiting the Amalfi Coast is the desire of many travelers. The terraces overlooking the sea and its characteristic villages are famous all over the world.
While you continue reading you will find an itinerary to visit the Amalfi Coast in 3 days. I anticipate that to better explore this stretch of coast you will need at least 4 or 5 days, especially if you want to give yourself a few moments of relaxation on the beach or visit the nearby Pompeii and Capri.
You will discover what to see on the Amalfi Coast in 3 days and you will have the time to experience everything that makes the Amalfi Coast so special.
How to get to the Amalfi Coast
To visit the Amalfi Coast the nearest airport is Naples Capodichino, than you rent a car here to enjoy your trip!
3-day itinerary for the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is located along the southern part of the Sorrento peninsula, just over an hour from the city of Naples.
In this 3-day itinerary of the Amalfi Coast I have decided to include Capri as well. While not technically part of the coast, the island is easily accessible by hydrofoil or agencies offer one-day excursions.
Moving along the Amalfi Coast will take you along the SS 163, famous for being one of the roads with the most beautiful panorama in the world and which connects the main cities of the Sorrento peninsula.
Here’s my 3-day itinerary for the Amalfi Coast:
- Day 1: Positano and Maiori
- Day 2: Capri
- Day 3: Amalfi and Ravello
Day 1: Positano and Maiori
Positano is without doubt the most famous city on the Amalfi Coast, the one that best combines charm and cutting-edge tourist services.
For your first day in Positano you have several options:
- Allow yourself a day of total relaxation on the beach of Marina Grande or on the beach of Fornillo and spend the afternoon shopping in the small boutiques of Positano.
- Take the “Path of the Gods” (see below) early in the morning and arrive at the Marina Grande beach just before lunch.
- Rent a boat in Positano and reach some of the most beautiful coves of the Amalfi Coast such as the Fiordo di Furore, Conca de Marini or the Grotta dello Smeraldo.
In the evening reach Maiori and stop there for dinner. The city is famous for its gastronomic tradition and you can end your first day on the Amalfi Coast by enjoying the “Delizia al Limone” (lemon delight) of the Sal De Riso pastry shop.
Day 2: Capri
A 3-day itinerary on the Amalfi Coast would not be complete without a stop in Capri. The blue island is very easy to reach both if you leave from Positano and if you leave from Sorrento; there are daily direct ferries or private excursions that reach the island.
Once in Capri, enjoy the colors and the cobbled streets, sip an aperitif in the famous Piazzetta di Capri and fully experience the sense of the Italian dolcevita.
Usually, organized tours include a stop at the Grotta Azzurra and the Faraglioni, while once you arrive on the mainland you can decide whether to visit the Giardini di Augusto, Villa Jovis or Villa San Michele.
If you travel by ferry/hydrofoil, remember to book your return ticket in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises, especially in the high season.
Day 3: Amalfi and Ravello
Amalfi, in addition to being the largest city on the coast, is the one that best preserves its historical charm.
Enjoy a few hours of relaxation on the famous beach of Marina Grande in Amalfi and in the afternoon visit the imposing Amalfi Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise.
Trekking lovers can consider the idea of tackling the hiking trail of the Valle delle Ferriere, which culminates near a suggestive waterfall.
To conclude your 3 days on the Amalfi Coast, travel to Ravello before sunset. Visit the Gardens of Ravello at Villa Rufolo and enjoy the sunset from the famous Terrazza dell’infinito of Villa Cimbrone.
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