Italy's Amalfi Coast has long been a popular and romantic destination. Its dramatic coastline, clear sea, and moderate climate has attracted visitors since Roman times. From the Amalfi Coast there are several easy day trips to top sights.
Where to Stay on the Amalfi Peninsula
If you plan to spend most of your time exploring the Amalfi Coast towns and the island of Capri, the towns of Positano or Amalfi make a good base. From Positano you can visit other towns by bus or ferries that leave from its port for the islands and the town of Sorrento or take a guided day trip. Built on the face of a cliff, Positano is one of the most picturesque and luxurious towns on the coast. Amalfi is a charming and historical resort town, also built on the slopes of the cliffs. See Top Rated Amalfi Coast Hotels to find places to stay.
Since Amalfi Coast roads are narrow and windy, traveling by bus or car can be slow so if you want to take more day trips, consider staying in Sorrento on the other side of the Peninsula. Sorrento is a charming town that's well connected by public transportation. It's larger and offers a wider range of hotel options. See Top Rated Sorrento Hotels for suggestions.
Take a look at our Amalfi Coast Map to see the location of these towns.
Ferries run between Sorrento and Amalfi or Positano, a nice day trip that lets you to visit both parts of the peninsula as well as view it from the sea.
Top Day Trips from Amalfi Coast or Sorrento
- Visit Sorrento if you're staying on Amalfi Coast or Amalfi Coast from Sorrento
- Island of Capri
- Pompeii Excavations
- Mount Vesuvius Volcano
- Island of Ischia and Thermal Spas
Amalfi Coast Guided Day Tours
Select Italy offers several options for Amalfi Coast Guided Day Tours including grottoes and islands by boat, road trips, cooking classes, or visits to archeological sites or wineries.