Last updated on June 28, 2024 by Stefano Ferro, founder of MEL365, following extensive travelling in Naples and Amalfi Coast

3 EPIC options for an Amalfi Coast itinerary in 10 days

How much can you experience on an Amalfi Coast itinerary in 10 days? Is it enough time? Or too long?

This depends really on your type of trip. You may wish to go on a romantic getaway with your beloved, a family holiday with the kids, or you might just want to experience everything.

For sure, 10 days is not too long. You can even spend a month on the Amalfi Coast experiencing a different place every single day.

This guide includes three itineraries with a daily plan that is based on any specific trip (couples, family, the lot).

But let’s dig into it.

Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days – In a nutshell

You can visit many iconic destinations in just seven days on the Amalfi Coast, such as Vesuvius, Pompeii, Sorrento or Capri.

You might consider splitting your stay between two, three or more accommodation options to experience each town day and night.

If you are travelling with kids, it would be best to book only one or two accommodations and go exploring from there.

Map of the attractions and things to do
Map of the attractions and things to do
  • Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days for couples: Italian romanticism is best exemplified in this region. Here is a great itinerary that will keep you busy with some stunning walks and boat/ferry trips, while allowing you to relax at the beach from time to time. It was with my girlfriend that I took my first trip to the Amalfi Coast back in my late 20s. An unforgettable experience in my life. Keep reading below for the day-to-day plan for a trip with your partner.
  • Amalfi Coast itinerary in 10 days for everything: Generally speaking, the more you move around and change accommodations, the more that you will see and experience. In fact, I recommend changing hotels/Airbnb every two or three days on this itinerary. Begin in Positano (3 days), continue in Amalfi (2 days), then Sorrento (3 days) and end the trip in Capri (2 days). Read below the detailed day-by-day plan
  • Amalfi Coast itinerary in 10 days for families: Rather than going from accommodation to accommodation, I suggest staying at one place and exploring from there. Now that I am out of my 20s and have a kid, I know how hard it can be to move with bags and toys. As an option, however, I have added on the below itinerary for family 4 days in a second location I highly recommend.

A car is not needed if you are only touring the Amalfi Coast.

In case you plan to visit other places like Puglia or Sicily, then a car may be beneficial.

For your information, you can find links to bus, train, and ferry timetables on my Guide to getting around the Amalfi Coast.

In the below itineraries, I have also included a few organised day trips, all with free cancellation policies, a great peace of mind in these uncertain days.

Impressive gorge in the Sorrento cliff
Impressive gorge on the Sorrento cliff, now used to go to the beach

Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days for couples

Without a doubt, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most romantic areas in Italy, if not the world.

To avoid too much stress, I would suggest splitting the ten days on the Amalfi Coast between Positano (4 days), Capri (3 days) and Sorrento (3 days).

In addition to their charm and picturesque appearance, these places are well-connected to many of the region’s major tourist attractions.

A quick tip, book this great value Shared Transfer Van to Positano directly from Naples Airport.

If you go by public transportation, there are three changes to make (bus+train+bus), unfortunately painful.

From Sorrento, you can take the Curreri Viaggi bus straight to the airport.

Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days for couples
Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days for couples

Here is a quick summary table followed by a more detailed description

DayHotelActivitiesLunch/Dinner
Day 1Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Stroll through Positano
2. Visit the main beach
3. Walk to Fornillo Beach or Arienzo Beach
Lunch: Posides Cafe
Day 2Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Ferry to Amalfi
2. Walk in Ferriere Valley
3. Local boat to Duoglio Beach
4. Bus back to Positano
Lunch: Dejavu Cafe
Dinner: Li Galli or Mirage Restaurant
Day 3Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Vespa Tour on the Amalfi Coast
Day 4Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Ferry to Cetara
2. Explore the old town
Lunch: Spadone
Day 5La Reginella
(Capri)
1. Ferry to Capri
2. Explore the old town
3. Visit Villa Lysis & Villa Jovis
4. Salto di Tiberio
Lunch: Lo Sfizio
Day 6La Reginella
(Capri)
1. Walk the Sentiero dei Fortini Borbonici
2. Bus back from Anacapri
Lunch: Marina Piccola
Day 7La Reginella
(Capri)
1. Boat tour around the island
2. Cable car to Marina Grande or visit Marina Piccola Beach
Dinner: Ristorante D’Amore
Day 8Palazzo Marziale
(Sorrento)
1. Ferry to Sorrento
2. Visit Old Centre & Vallone dei Mulini
3. Swim at Bagni Salvatore
4. Sunset at Bagni Regina Giovanna
Day 9Palazzo Marziale
(Sorrento)
1. Visit Ieranto Bay
2. Explore Natural Park
Dinner: 86 Bistrò
Day 10Palazzo Marziale
(Sorrento)

1. Chill at Bagni Salvatore OR
2. Half-day tour to Pompeii OR
3. Day trip to Procida & Ischia
10 days in Amalfi Coast for couples – A quick table summary
  • Day 1 Positano: Based on the time of your arrival, take a stroll through Positano and its shopping streets. Posides Cafe is a great place for lunch. Explore the main beach in the afternoon, and then walk along the coastal trail to the quieter Fornillo Beach. The boutique Arienzo Beach is also 700 meters away.
  • Day 2 Positano: Go to Amalfi by ferry. Enjoy a walk in the Ferriere Valley, between gorges and waterfalls (do it yourself with the free MAPS.ME app). Get on the local boat (2-3euro) in the afternoon to Duoglio Beach, which is backed by an impressive cliff. Once you are done with the beach, walk up the stairs until you reach the main road and take the bus back to Positano.
  • Day 3 Positano: join the Vespa Tour on the Amalfi Coast, the real Italian way to explore the area, it can’t get more memorable than that
  • Day 4 Positano: Grab a ferry to Cetara, a secluded place off the beaten path (except for weekends and August). You can book sunbeds on the beach upon your arrival and then explore the old town in the afternoon. Lunch at Spadone.
  • Day 5 Capri: It’s time to take the ferry to Capri where you will spend the next 3 days. Leave the bags at your accommodation, have a stroll around the old town and lunch at Lo Sfizio, 15 minutes east of the town centre. Then keep walking to the east coast to visit two amazing villas: Villa Lysis and Villa Jovis. The next stop is the Salto di Tiberio, where you will have one of the best views from the island. 
  • Day 6 Capri: This is going to be an active day with a walk along the marvellous Sentiero dei Fortini Borbonici (Path of the Bourbon Forts), one of the best trekking paths in Capri and the Amalfi Coast area. To do it on your own, take the bus to Punta Carena (a great spot for sunset too) and then walk north along the path. Make your way back from Anacapri by bus.
  • Day 7 Capri: It’s a day dedicated to the sea. In the morning join this boat tour around the island coastline to see also the White Grotto and the Green Grotto. In the afternoon, take the cable car to Marina Grande for a relaxed afternoon at the beach. Alternatively, have a walk (1km) or take a bus to the stunning and more exclusive/boutique Marina Piccola Beach. From there, you also have a view of the famous Faraglioni.
  • Day 8 Sorrento: In the morning, take the ferry to Sorrento. Check in at your accommodation and visit the Old Centre, starting with the fascinating and unique Vallone dei Mulini (Mills’ Valley), where abandoned mills have been transformed into verdant gardens. Head to the Bagni Salvatore (accessible by lift) for a swim and a bite. Looking for the perfect sunset spot? Bagni Regina Giovanna (3 km from Sorrento), an ancient Roman villa with a natural swimming pool, is the place to go.
  • Day 9 Sorrento: The Ieranto Bay on the peninsula offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples and is one of the best places to chill when on the Amalfi Coast. Though on the boutique size, the beach boasts stunning turquoise water. If possible, make it early and share it only with a few people. During the week, the place is off the beaten path, but at the weekend and in August it can get busy. To visit the Natural Park, take the bus from Sorrento to Nerano and follow the well-marked path there.
  • Day 10 Sorrento: Based on how much time you have left in the day (early or late flight), you can chill out at the Bagni Salvatore, join a half-day tour to Pompei with a skip-the-line ticket or join a whole day trip to Procida and Ischia

If you are wondering where to stay in Capri for a fabulous view you should check out La Reginella, meanwhile, the best places to stay in Positano for sunset are on the south side of the town.

Accommodations and experiences

There are other great places to stay in Sorrento, also more on the budget if you are happy to stay out of the historical centre.

Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days for everything

For an active holiday, I recommend splitting your trip between four different locations in order to see as many sights and experience as many things as possible.

My suggestion here is to stay in Positano (3 days), Amalfi (2 days), Sorrento (3 days) and the island of Capri (2 days).

10 days in Amalfi Coast for everything
10 days in Amalfi Coast for everything

Here below is a summary table of the 10 days itinerary on the Amalfi Coast, followed by a detailed description for each day of action

DayHotelActivitiesLunch/Dinner
Day 1Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Explore Positano shopping streets
2. Visit the main beach
3. Walk to Fornillo Beach or Arienzo Beach
Lunch: Posides Cafe
Day 2Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Path of the Gods walkLunch: Il Chiosco
Day 3Nunziata
(Positano)
1. Vespa Tour on the Amalfi CoastDinner: Li Galli or Mirage Restaurant
Day 4Paradiso
(Amalfi)
1. Ferry to Amalfi
2. Walk in the old town
3. Visit Duomo
4. Walk in Ferriere Valley or visit Duoglio Beach
Lunch: Dejavu Cafe
Day 5Paradiso
(Amalfi)
1. Ferry to Cetara
2. Explore the old town
3. Visit the beach
Lunch: Spadone
Day 6Palazzo Marziale
(Sorrento)
1. Ferry/bus to Sorrento
2. Visit the Old Centre & Valley of the Mills
3. Swim at Bagni Salvatore
4. Sunset at Bagni Regina Giovanna
Day 7Palazzo Marziale
(Sorrento)
1. Organised Day-Tour to Pompeii & Mount VesuviusDinner: 86 Bistrò
Day 8Palazzo Marziale
(Sorrento)
1. Walk to Punta Campanella
2. (Optional) Swim at Cala di Mitigliano
Day 9La Reginella
(Capri)
1. Ferry to Capri
2. Bus to Punta Carena
3. Hike Sentiero dei Fortini Borbonici
4. Bus back from Anacapri
Dinner: Ristorante D’Amore
Day 10La Reginella
(Capri)
1. Explore the island with the minivan bus network OR
2. Boat tour around the island
Lunch: Marina Piccola
10 days in Amalfi Coast itinerary to explore the most – A quick table summary
  • Day 1 Positano: Spend some time exploring Positano’s shopping streets in accordance with your arrival time. A great lunch spot is Posides Cafe. Walk to the quieter Fornillo Beach after exploring the main beach. Alternatively, there is also a boutique beach called Arienzo Beach, just 700 meters away.
  • Day 2 Positano: This is the day dedicated to the walk with the most stunning views along the coast, the Path of the Gods. Take the bus to Agerola (Bomerano) and from there, make your way back to Positano enjoying stunning views all the way through. You can easily do it yourself with Google Maps or, even better, with the Maps.me app (download the maps and work offline because the signal can be poor in a few spots). If you prefer an easier day, then walk from Positano to Arienzo Beach and from there follow the Vallone Porto hiking to the end of the Path of the Gods. You can also think of having lunch at Il Chiosco. Great food and view.
  • Day 3 Positano: Join the Vespa Tour on the Amalfi Coast for a nostalgic day on one of the most iconic Italian means of transportation. This is a must-do tour that you will remember forever.
  • Day 4 Amalfi: Take the ferry to Amalfi where you will spend the next two days. Once settled in, I suggest having a walk in the old town and visiting the famous Duomo. After lunch, for an active afternoon, have a walk in the Ferriere Valley, between gorges and waterfalls (do it yourself with the free Mamps.me app). Alternatively, take the local boat (2-3euro) to Duoglio Beach, at the bottom of an impressive cliff. For your way back to Amalfi, take the same boat or walk up the stairs to the main road and catch the quick bus.
  • Day 5 Amalfi: Catch a ferry to Cetara, a destination off the beaten path. Weekends and August are still busy, but otherwise, it’s more secluded. The old town is a great place to explore and have lunch (Spadone is highly suggested), however, make sure to book your sunbeds at the beach as soon as you arrive (it’s a small beach with limited spots). Alternatively, if you want to have a break from the ferry trips, walk down to Atrani Beach (just 10 minutes away from Amalfi) or to the more secluded Lido di Ravello.
  • Day 6 Sorrento: Early in the morning, take the ferry or bus to Sorrento. Visit the Old Centre after checking in, and explore the Valley of the Mills (Valle dei Mulini) a fascinating place where trees and plants are surrounding the old buildings. Head over to Bagni Salvatore (accessible by lift), a real gem of Sorrento, and enjoy a swim and a bite as well. Are you looking for a sunset spot? Visit Bagni Regina Giovanna (3km from Sorrento), an ancient Roman villa with a natural pool on the coast.
  • Day 7 SorrentoPompeii and Mount Vesuvius are two of the most fascinating destinations in the area. Join this Organised Day-Tour from Sorrento to see both these iconic places in a single day. The first stop is Pompeii with a guide that will explain all you need to know. A skip-the-line ticket is also included, which is a real-time saver. Then it will be time to drive to Mount Vesuvius. It doesn’t take more than 30 minutes to reach the crater from the parking area, a pretty amazing experience.
  • Day 8 Sorrento: Time for another great walk, this time to Punta Campanella. Catch the bus to the town of Termini and from there start your trekking adventure in the peninsula. It is a 7km return walk that you can extend with a minor detour (+1km) if you want to have a swim at the lovely Cala di Mitigliano. The view of the Bay of Naples all along the path is outstanding.
  • Day 9 Capri: The two last nights of your holiday will be spent on Capri, well connected to Sorrento by ferry. I recommend leaving your luggage at your accommodation, then taking the bus to Punta Carena and from there, hiking north on the Sentiero dei Fortini Borbonici (Path of the Bourbon Forts) on the west coast of the island. Make your way back from Anacapri by bus.
  • Day 10 Capri: explore the island. There are two options, do one or both. Join this well-priced minivan bus network to move around and explore on your own. Alternatively, take this boat tour around the island coastline to see also the White Grotto and the Green Grotto.

Accommodations and experiences

Amalfi Coast itinerary 10 days for families

Maiori is a great family destination along the Amalfi Coast.

There is plenty of entertainment there that won’t bore you even if you stay the entire 10 days (I added anyway a possible detour to a second location).

It is impossible to find a better place to relax than Maiori Beach.

Kids and parents alike will love its large and wide size, basically a huge playground, something very rare on the Amalfi Coast where beaches tend to be quite small.

The lovely beach of Maiori
The lovely beach of Maiori

The beach is divided into two sections by a narrow channel right in the middle of it. 

I would personally suggest staying central to both sections where the sand is more predominant and pebbles are more of a rarity.

Villa Hermosa is a great lido where you can rent your sunbeds at a reasonable price

You can also think to rent a boat to discover more secluded beaches accessible only from the sea.

Right in the middle of the town, you will also find a rather small playground which is ok for the little ones.

I suggest also the short walk to the sister town of Minori through the Lemons Walk (Sentiero dei Limoni) where the beach is smaller, however, as nice as Maiori.

Other easy DIY day trips can be done to Amalfi and Positano, either by ferry or bus.

Another interesting day out is to Cetara, off the beaten path, with a lovely old town in a little cove and a nice small beach for a swim.

Another possibility for a 10 days itinerary on the Amalfi Coast is to split your stay between Maiori (6 days) and Sorrento (4 days), another great spot for families with kids.

Sorrento works especially well if you are travelling with small kids and/or a pram because the old town centre is pretty flat and mostly with pedestrian access only.

If you are travelling with grown-up kids, I suggest also a walk to Ieranto Bay. In this case, you need to take a bus to Nerano. From there take the path to the beach.

Another great option is to join this Boat tour to the Coast and the Island of Capri, a great fun for everyone.

Accommodations and experiences

Frequently Asked Questions for 10 days in Amalfi Coast itinerary

Is 10 days too long on the Amalfi Coast?

It’s actually a great length of stay because it will allow you not only to visit many destinations but also to seat, relax and enjoy the local life and food.

Can I do a cooking class on the Amalfi Coast?

Yes, several cooking classes are available, offering hands-on experiences to learn traditional Italian and local Amalfi Coast dishes.

What are some lesser-known towns to visit?

Consider visiting Praiano, Minori, Maiori, and Cetara for a more authentic, less crowded experience.

What’s the best way to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum?

Join a guided tour or take a train from Sorrento to Pompeii Scavi station, then visit Herculaneum by train or bus.

Where I explore the Amalfi Coast’s vineyards and wineries?

Visit Tramonti, Furore, or Ravello for wineries and vineyards

What are the options for shopping on the Amalfi Coast?

Shop for ceramics, handmade sandals, limoncello, and local artwork in boutiques and markets across the coastal towns.

What are the best day trips from the Amalfi Coast?

Popular day trips include Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, and the nearby Cilento Coast.

Is there any nightlife on the Amalfi Coast?

Nightlife is low-key, with bars, lounges, and live music venues in towns like Positano, Amalfi, and Sorrento.

Path of the Gods walk
Path of the Gods walk
View of the crater on top of the Vesuvius Mountain
View of the crater on top of the Vesuvius Mountain
Imposing Vesuvius Mountain
Imposing Vesuvius Mountain above Naples
Ancient Pompeii - Thermopolium of Asellina with old food serving counter
Ancient Pompeii – Thermopolium of Asellina with old food serving counter
Wandering around Pompeii
Wandering around Pompeii
View of Positano from the ferry approaching the town
View of Positano from the ferry approaching the town
Beach in Amalfi town seen from the sea,
Beach in Amalfi town seen from the sea,
Landscape view of picteresque Positano town and the Amalfi Coast
Landscape view of picturesque Positano town and the Amalfi Coast
Picturesque Atrani town on Amafli coast seen from the sea
Picturesque Atrani town seen from the sea
Sorrento by day
Sorrento by day
Sorrento by night
Sorrento by night
A picturesque corner of Sorrento
A picturesque corner of Sorrento
The Blue Grotto, in italian "Grotta Azzurra", is a sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri
The Blue Grotto, a sea cave in the island of Capri
South coast of Capri
South coast of Capri
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