Amalfi Coast …and not only : several itineraries to visit the Campania highlights

Looking for quick tips to plan your next trip to Amalfi Coast and Campania? Check out our Itinerary and some practical info that can be useful to inspire you in organize your travel!

Aerial view from Forte San Filippo, Feniglia coast in background
 

Our itinerary in Amalfi Coast


Day 1: Vietri sul Mare - Salerno

Day 2: Villa Rufolo in Ravello – Amalfi - Positano

Day 3: Sorrento


If you have more time you can visit on the Amalfi Coast also the lovely small villages of Cetara, Atrani, Minori and Maiori, the stunning Fiordo di Furore and take the scenic coastal path (sentiero degli dei) from Agerola to Positano


Our base: Camping Lido di Salerno


DAY 1


VIETRI SUL MARE, the colorful village famous for the ceramic craftsmanship. The best way to visit it is to getting in lost in the tiny alleys of this lovely seaside village


SALERNO surprises us as we didn't expect that was plenty of so many beautiful spots. In particular, do not miss the Duomo Cathedral and the stunning decorated crypta, the lush Giardino della Minerva and the nearby tiny and picturesque streets, the awesome lungomare!


Pratical info:

- From/to the camping Lido di Salerno to Salerno (city center, train station, turistic port) there is a bus (Scart Bus n.24 approximately every 2hours from 7.30am to 8pm - ticket 1,20- it takes 20-30minutes) or the camping organize private transfers at 7,5€ per person!

- You can reach Vietri sul Mare via train from Salerno Train Station in 10minutes (first stop of the train direction to Napoli -trains approximately every 30minutes).

- As an alternative you can arrive to Vietri sul Mare with the Sita Bus from Salerno city center but it is very crowded and we suggest you to avoid it, if you can!

DAY 2


The suggestive Amalfi Coast by car and boat!


Our journey:

1. Drive from Camping Lido di Salerno to Ravello passing to Vietri, Cetara, Minori and Maiori. Get up early in order to try to arrive in RAVELLO/Villa Rufolo between 9.30-10am as less chaotic and to have a good light for the photos.

We suggest you in Ravello the Parking Duomo -3.50 per hour. Ordinary Ticket for Villa Rufolo 7euro.

2.Then continue to drive to AMALFI (we suggest you the parking Luna Rossa just outside the town -3euro per hour).

3.Take the boat from Amalfi to reach in 30 minutes POSITANO; (we choose the one at 2pm) and then from Positano come back in Amalfi again with the boat at 5pm ). After a last walking in Amalfi, drive back to the Camping along the Amalfi Costiera to see it at the golden hour!


Pratical info:

- The Amalfi Coast is a tiny scenic route on the sea with many lovely and picturesque villages and for this reason often plenty of traffic. Also parking is not easy... The best options are the boats and/or the car and we decided to combine them to see the Amalfi Coast from both perspectives: the street and the sea! - For all the destinations and timetable of the boats check www.travelmar.it

-Cars: you can rent a car at the camping Lido di Salerno at 50euro per day or at one of the many rental cars between the train station and the turistic port in Salerno!

-From/to our Camping to Salerno (train station, many rental cars and the turistic port) there is a bus (Scart Bus n.24 approx every 2hours from 7.30am to 8pm- it takes 20-30minutes) or the camping organize private transfers 🚗at 7,5€ per person! -The scooter could be a solution, but only for professional drivers!

-We suggest you to avoid the bus in Amalfi Coast as it is very crowded, very often in late and if too plenty of people it misses the stop station! A nightmare

-As an alternative, you can join a collective day tour in Costiera organized by the Camping (cost 35euro per person)


DAY 3

In SORRENTO you cannot miss:


- the famous terrace behind the Villa Comunale with a stunning view in the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio

- Corso Italia, Piazza Tasso, the tiny and pictoresque streets along Via Tasso

- the Duomo Cathedral

- last but not least, a swimming in the crystal clear sea in San Francesco Beach!

Pratical info:

You can reach Sorrento by:

1)by car (you can rent a car at the camping Lido di Salerno at 50euro per day or at one of the many rental cars between the train station and the turistic port in Salerno!)

2) by train+circumvesuviana (Train from Salerno to Pompei+ 3km walking or taxi to circumvesuviana + circumvesuviana Pompei/Sorrento) .Viceversa to come back!

From/to the Camping Lido di Salerno to Salerno (train station, many rental cars and the turistic port) there is a bus (Scart Bus n.24 approximately every 2hours from 7.30am to 20pm - ticket 1,20- it takes 20-30minutes) or the camping organize private transfers at 7,5€ per person!

 

An example of itinerary to combine Amalfi Coast with others Campania Highlights


Day 1: Vietri sul Mare - Salerno

Day 2: Villa Rufolo in Ravello – Amalfi - Positano

Day 3: Sorrento

Day 4: Paestum - Agropoli

Day 5: Palinuro e Grotta Azzurra

Day 6: Ercolano – Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio

Day 7: Pompei

Day 8: Reggia di Caserta – Napoli

Day 9/10: Napoli

Day 11/12: Capri

Day 13/14/15: Ischia

Day 16: Procida


You can also split this itinerary in several parts !

VESUVIO NATIONAL PARK, with a 30minutes walking you can arrive on the top of Vesuvio: on one side the sea and on the other side the crater of the volcano...what else?


Our base: Camping Fortuna Village in Pompei


Practical info:

- ticket for the path to the top of Vesuvio (30min walking): 10euro

- How to reach the Vesuvio National Park: you can park in the dedicated area for camper in the parking of Vesuvio National Park and take the shuttle bus that bring you to the starting point of the path or join one of the many day tour to Vesuvio from Pompei

For more details and photos, have a look to the dedicated article regarding Vesuvio on our blog and to our posts on IG @2intour dated May 2019


POMPEI AND ERCOLANO ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES, the well preserved Roman towns destroyed from the explosion of Vesuvio on 79 a.d.


Our base: Camping Fortuna Village in Pompei, in front of the entrance of the ruins


Pratical info:

- Ercolano Ticket 13 euro; Pompei Ticket 16 euro

- You can reach Ercolano easily by camper as in the parking of the archeological area they are admitted (cost 5euro per/hour)

- we suggest you to visit Pompei in the morning because in the afternoon (at 4-4.30 pm maximum) almost all the houses with the colorful frescoes are closed due to lack of staff (when the site closes at 7pm)... This a unbelievable and a shame for this important site, unique in the world (the entrance ticket is not reduced in the afternoon)


For more details and photos, have a look to our posts on IG @2intour dated May 2019


CILENTO: PAESTUM TEMPLES, AGROPOLI, PALINURO AND THE BLUE GROTTO


Our bases:

- Camping Lido di Salerno for Peastum and Agropoli

- Area di Sosta Palorcio in Palinuro (walking distance from Arco Naturale beach)


Practical info:

- Entrance ticket for Peastum: 12euro per person

- You can reach the archeological area of Peastum easily by camper in 20minutes from the Camping Lido di Salerno and in front of the temples there is a parking also for camper (cost for all day 8euro).

You can reach Agropoli by camper in 20minutes from Paestum and try to park along the lungomare.

As an alternative, you can rent a car in the Camping Lido di Salerno at 50euro per day or join the collective daytour Paestum+Agropoli+Baia Trentova organized by the Camping (cost 35euro per person)

- You can reach Blue Grotto joining one of the many boat tour from Arco Naturale beach (20 euro per person for 1h30). The best are the ones in the afternoon (3 or 5pm) as the light is better and thus the blue of the sea in the Blue Grotto is more intense


For more details and photos, have a look to the dedicated article on our blog and to our posts on IG @2intour dated May 2019 and August 2020


The majestic REGGIA DI CASERTA AND GARDENS


Practical info:

- Entrance ticket: castle+gardens 14 euro or only the gardens 9 euro

(to avoid the queues, we suggest to purchase the ticket online 1-2 days in advance)

- For more info (opening hours, special events, online tickets see: https://reggiadicaserta.cultura.gov.it/info/https://reggiadicaserta.cultura.gov.it/en/

- You can park your camper in the dedicated area for camper in the parking of Reggia di Caserta


For more details and photos, have a look to our posts/stories on IG @2intour dated May 2019


NAPOLI : for the top things that you cannot miss in Naples, have a look to the dedicated article on our blog and our posts on IG @2intour dated March 2019)


CAPRI, ISCHIA E PROCIDA: For the itineraries and practical info to visit the islands in Campania (Capri, Ischia and Procida), have a look to the dedicated articles on our blog and posts on IG @2intour dated June 2019 and July/August 2021



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