10 days in Lake Como, Capri & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

10 days in Lake Como, Capri & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Bellagio
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Newark


Bellagio — 3 nights

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Visiting Turati Centro Nautico Lario and AC Boat will get you outdoors. Visit Castello di Vezio and Menaggio for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Lido di Lenno (in Lenno) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, stop by Profumeria Bellagio, get a taste of local nightlife at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Menaggio.

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Newark, USA to Bellagio is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Bellagio. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bellagio: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Capri.
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Capri — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Ceramiche Tavassi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Capri itinerary planner.

Getting from Bellagio to Capri by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, Capri is a bit warmer than Bellagio - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Positano.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Positano — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma or Ceramica Assunta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello. Venture out of the city with trips to Exclusive Cruises (in Amalfi), Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, La Bottega delle Arti, &more) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, stop by Gallerie Idee D'arte, enjoy the sand and surf at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Positano online journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).
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Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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.