14 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

14 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Rome & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Ancona
Drive:  3 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  2 h 45 min
2
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Subway + Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Rome

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Ancona to Rome is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Sorrento is known for nightlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Corso Italia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

La Masseria Farm Experience
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amalfi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sorrento to Amalfi by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amalfi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Speed Boats Tours
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Positano is known for beaches, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Positano road trip planner.

Positano is just a short distance from Amalfi. Traveling from Amalfi in July, Positano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, look for gifts at Eco Capri, and explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Capri route planner.

You can drive from Positano to Capri in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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