15 days in Santorini & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

15 days in Santorini & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Chicago


Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira online sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Fira is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Fira dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ravello.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:

Ravello, Italy

— 5 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more) and Fiordo di Furore (in Furore). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planning website.

Fly from Fira to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Salerno, Italy

— 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 19th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Salerno holiday app.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Salerno sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salerno

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

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.