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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like AC Boat and Menaggio. Greenway del Lago di Como and Castello di Vezio will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellagio: Lido di Lenno (in Lenno), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, stop by Profumeria Bellagio, join in the after-dark buzz at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, and do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bellagio road trip site.

Newark, USA to Bellagio is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Bellagio due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough 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 4th (Sun): stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, then kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Capri online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bellagio to Capri in 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 and warmer nights in Capri: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Attractions like Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Ravello make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, La Bottega delle Arti, &more), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Exclusive Cruises) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ceramica Assunta and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Positano online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Positano are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back 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.