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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Enoteca Principessa and Greenway del Lago di Como. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Vezio and Menaggio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Lido di Lenno (in Lenno) and Menaggio (AC Boat & Lido di Menaggio). Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, stop by Bellagioseta, and join in the after-dark buzz at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Ceramiche Tavassi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, contemplate the waterfront views at 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.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bellagio to Capri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Bellagio in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Capri, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Positano.
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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.
Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Duomo di Ravello. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Exclusive Cruises (in Amalfi), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, La Bottega delle Arti, &more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta, kick back and relax at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

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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 December, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to home.
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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.