7 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Pompeii — 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Bikini Diving, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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Bristol, UK to Pompeii is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Pompeii is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Amalfi — 2 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 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo della Carta, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Amalfi Car Service, then head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

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You can drive from Pompeii to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pompeii in September since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Positano.
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Positano — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Fornillo, stop by Ceramiche Casola, then get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Amalfi to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to 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 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Belvedere di Tragara, make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then step into the grandiose world of Castiglione, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally cruise along Via Krupp. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santo Stefano, look for all kinds of wild species at Capri Island Tour, then surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I.

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Getting from Positano to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

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You can ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.

Island of Capri travel guide

Caves · Geologic Formations · Gardens
Capri, just 5 km (3 mi) from the mainland of Italy, has been a celebrated vacation spot and a coastal resort since the Roman Republic. Known in Greek mythology as an island favored by the sirens, Capri was a popular leisure destination for numerous Roman emperors. One of the more notorious emperors, Tiberius, built an extravagant villa on the island and allegedly flung visitors who displeased him from the high cliffs of his estate. Escape the swarms of visitors by sightseeing inland. The coastal areas may be known for attractions like beaches and caves carved out of cliffs, but deeper inland are other places to visit, including secluded natural trails and several abandoned forts.