14 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

14 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
Drive
2
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 4 nights
Ferry
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Taxi to Pompeii
5
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Train
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip builder website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Amalfi Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

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Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Walk of the Gods, stop by Ceramiche Casola, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

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 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, then kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then make a trip to Via Krupp, and finally Head underground at Blue Grotto.

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You can ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Pompeii.
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Pompeii — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), explore the ancient world of Forum, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip maker.

Getting from Capri to Pompeii by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Capri in October since evenings lows in Pompeii dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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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.
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