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

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Profumeria Bellagio and Il Capriccio Calzature. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Vezio and Menaggio are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellagio: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Menaggio (AC Boat & Lido di Menaggio) and Lido di Lenno (in Lenno). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Turati Centro Nautico Lario, stop by Azalea - Silk of Como, do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, and admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bellagio trip planner.

Newark, USA to Bellagio is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Bellagio. In August, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Ceramiche Tavassi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Capri road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bellagio to Capri in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bellagio in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Capri. On the 14th (Sun), 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.
Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, La Bottega delle Arti, &more) and Exclusive Cruises (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and look for gifts at Ceramiche Casola.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano online trip itinerary planner.

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. August in Positano sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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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."
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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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.
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