4 Days, 3 Nights in the Amalfi Coast

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After visiting Como, I changed my itinerary to go to the Amalfi Coast.  In my original plan, the route made much more sense as I wasn’t traveling from Northern Italy to Southern Italy so abruptly.  But I met some cool people at the hostel and decided that I’d have more fun with them than I would solo. Plus, I was able to afford a place in Sorrento as opposed to my original stay in the boondocks of the Amalfi Coast.  Though the route was not ideal, I’m confident I made the right choice.

GETTING THERE
This was a trek to say the least.  By “trek,” I mean a 13-hour journey — 12 hours to travel to Naples and another hour to get to Sorrento.  Taking an overnight train helped to maximize time and save money on a night of accommodations.  I didn’t get too much sleep, however.  In case my Mom is reading this, I don’t want to go into too much detail and freak her out.  I will say, if you take an overnight train book a window seat. If you’re lucky enough to travel with a friend, take turns sleeping.  There were some shady characters on the train, arrests were made by plain-clothes officers upon arriving in Naples. I made it safely and with all of my belongings, which is all that matters.

WHERE TO LAY YOUR HEAD ON A PILLOW
We stayed at an Airbnb in Sorrento.  It was walking distance to public transportation, and a 20-minute walk to the beach.  The proximity to the bus made it easy to beach-hop. If you’re new to Airbnb, you can use this code to get $40 off your first trip of $75 or more. If you’re not new, we’re in the same boat and I’ll let you know if I come across any codes for existing users.

GETTING AROUND THE COAST
To get around the coast, I relied heavily on the bus.  If you’re prone to motion sickness, you might want to consider popping a Dramamine before the ride.  A beautiful view, but curves galore…so plan accordingly.  To reach Capri, it was a smooth ferry ride from Sorrento.

 

WHERE TO EAT
In the Airbnb, we had access to a kitchen so we went to the grocery store to stock up on food and wine for our stay. The area is known for Baba, a dessert that reminds me of rum cake.  It’s not as easy to find in other places in Italy, so try it there and thank me later.  And, be sure to try some Limoncello …don’t be like me and attempt to take it as a shot.

 

THINGS TO DO
Similar to Como, day trips are the thing to do when visiting the Amalfi Coast. In 3 full days, I was able to get to Positano, Amalfi, and Capri.  For the most part, my activities during these day trips consisted of lounging on the beach.  

In Capri, I switched it up and did a boat tour of the island.  Honestly, I wouldn’t do it again.  Perhaps I was bored, or maybe it was the sleep debt catching up with me….either way, I fell asleep during the tour.  I did wake up here and there to snap a pic then go back to sleep.  I didn’t make it inside the Blue Gratto, as boats were waiting in a 45-minute queue.  Only two people on our boat of at least 30 chose to hop on another boat and wait it out. Hope they made it!   

BUDGET
Here’s a breakdown of my budget for three nights exploring the Amalfi Coast.  I was with 2 other people on this leg of my journey, so the prices reflect my share.

Item

Cost

Overnight Train from Como to Sorrento

73 € = 86  USD

Accommodations

157 € = 185 USD

Getting Around

43 € = 51 USD

Food and Drinks

58 € =69 USD

Activities

18 € = 21 USD

Total

349 € = 412 USD

*I used an exchange rate of 1 € = 1.18 USD.

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Marissa

10 thoughts on “4 Days, 3 Nights in the Amalfi Coast

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:

    Everything looks awesome Marissa. I have seen only awesome things about the Amalfi Coast from my travel blogging buddies, and this place works perfectly with the Blogging From Paradise brand 😉 Definitely added to my travel list.

    Ryan

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