11 days in Istanbul & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Los Angeles


Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Istanbul is 11 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 76°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Ravello.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Ravello, Italy — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ravello online tour planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Ravello in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Ravello is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, Ravello is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Salerno, Italy — 2 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 4th (Fri), make a trip to Promenade Trieste, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, then make a trip to Medieval Aqueduct, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

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Traveling by car from Ravello to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.