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

Pearl of Lake Como

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.
Relax by the water at Lido di Menaggio and Lido di Lenno. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Carlotta and Greenway del Lago di Como. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: AC Boat (in Menaggio), Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take a stroll through Menaggio, and look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bellagio trip planning tool.

Newark, USA to Bellagio is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Bellagio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Ceramiche Tavassi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach, then stroll through I Faraglioni, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bellagio to Capri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bellagio in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Capri, with lows around 72°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma or Nana' Positano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, La Bottega delle Arti, &more), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Exclusive Cruises (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Positano journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sun).
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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.