16 days in Province of Naples, Positano & Vietri sul Mare Itinerary

16 days in Province of Naples, Positano & Vietri sul Mare Itinerary

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16 days in Province of Naples, Positano & Vietri sul Mare Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
Naples
— 3 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Pozzuoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sorrento
— 5 nights
Ferry:  30​min
4
Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Vietri sul Mare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Naples

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Cappella Sansevero and Underground Naples. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Terme del Foro, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, don't miss a visit to Lupanar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Naples, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Naples, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Pozzuoli.

Things to do in Naples

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Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Pozzuoli

Pozzuoli ©
Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia, then kick back and relax at Marena Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rione Terra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Pozzuoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get impressive views of Vulcano Solfatara, delve into the distant past at Flavian Amphitheater, then steep yourself in history at Baia Archeological Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo e Santa Maria del Monte.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pozzuoli tour itinerary planner .

Pozzuoli is very close to Naples. In October in Pozzuoli, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pozzuoli

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bacoli, Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo e Santa Maria del Monte
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Rione Terra ©
Rione Terra
Flavian Amphitheater ©
Flavian Amphitheater
Baia Archeological Park ©
Baia Archeological Park

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nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get some cultural insight at Museobottega della Tarsialignea and Cattedrale di Sorrento. Head to Gallery Raffaele Celentano and SyArtfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Paolo, experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, kick back and relax at La Solara, and admire the masterpieces at Correale di Terranova Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sorrento online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pozzuoli to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. In October in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Massa Lubrense, Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello, Villa Fondi
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Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo
Basilica di Sant'Antonino ©
Basilica di Sant'Antonino
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent

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nights
Positano

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 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, and finally get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Positano tour planning app .

Positano is just a short distance from Sorrento. In October in Positano, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Paleocristiano Santa Maria Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario dell'Avvocatella, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Villa Romana e Antiquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vietri sul Mare itinerary maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vietri sul Mare are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Scala, Cava De' Tirreni, Battistero Paleocristiano Santa Maria Maggiore, Villa Romana e Antiquarium, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo