Easy 9-Day Trip to Rome, Orvieto, Amalfi Coast

Trevi Fountain (top), Mt Vesuvius from the train from Naples, Sorrento and Positano (bottom)

My travel partners and I usually cover a lot of ground via the European trains because we have  a limited amount of travel time.  I've never rented a car to venture out...but it does take some planning in advance.  I'm sharing this plan that covers a lot of sites in less than 9 days. 

Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Please see my individual post links provided for the specific 
details and photos about each of the locations.

Day 1 and 2  Rome, Orvieto  (see details on Rome here; Orvieto here; Trains here)

  • Arrive early in the morning in Rome.  Airlines usually offer more cheaper flights or require less airline miles to fly into Rome.
  • Stay two nights near the Termini train station.  
  • Walk to the nearest HOP on HOP off BUS for the afternoon and see the main sites (its plenty of time if you've been there before or not)
  • The next morning head out to Orvieto an hour away on the train.  This is a scenic hilltop town.
  • Walk around most of day in Orvieto and head back on the last train around 4 p.m.  
  • When you return to Rome that afternoon, walk or take the bus or metro to see monuments in the city.  

Day 3, 4, 5  Sorrento, Pompeii, Positano...  (see my details about traveling to Sorrento;   Pompei/Herculaneum; Positano

  • Luggage in tow, hop the train to Naples (about one hour) in the morning and change trains to go to Sorrento.  Arrive early afternoon.
  • Stay in Sorrento 3 nights.  Hotels are close to the train station.
  • Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum (Ercolano)
  • Positano on the Amalfi Coast.  Note: No train to Positano.
  • One extra day to shop or see Ravello or Amalfi.

Day 6, 7  Capri  (see my details and photos here and here)

  • Off to Capri with luggage via the ferry boat in the morning. 
  • Stay two nights in town near the main square.  Anywhere is easy to reach via the funicular or by walking.
  • Walk around to see the sites, boat around the island and take a bus to Anacapri. This will cover the whole island. 
 Day 8  Rome  (see my Hotel info)

  • Take the ferry to Naples to go back to Rome in the morning.  
  • Take the train from Naples to Rome.
  • One last evening in Rome...walk to the ruins or use the metro to get around the city.  
  • Enjoy a great last dinner.
Day 9   Catch your flight from the Airport by noon.

Please contact me if you need more information.  Be sure to read my other links.


  1. Thanks for providing such detailed post about travel information..

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