Will have 4.5 days in Amalfi.
Depending on the weather and how the hikes I plan go, I'm thinking about using a day to visit some or all of these archeological sites.
But I've also found this shuttle tour:
Obviously I could do it cheaper taking public transport and I would be able to spend as much time as I want. But the idea of doing both sites in one day is appealing and I wouldn't have to worry about switching transports, figuring out schedules (for instance, does the SITA bus stop near the Vietri Sul Mare and Salerno train stations?).
Plus there would be a guide, which I didn't have before and hadn't researched or gotten a guidebook for Pompeii and Herculaneum. The downside is only 2 hours at Pompeii.
Alternatively, I could just skip Herculaneum, make my way to Pompeii and just hire the guide:
My recollection was that Herculaneum wouldn't require that much time.
I visited one of the baths near the Scavi entrance, reserved a time. But it appears the baths are not available for reservation now.
Also, anyone know if it's possible to get a Compania Arte card in Amalfi or do you have to do it at the sites themselves?
I will be flying into NAP but taking shuttle transfer to Amalfi immediately and would visit these archeological sites after a couple of days in the AC.
Some other tours combine Pompeii with Vesuvius. It seems like the views of the crater and the bay below would be interesting but otherwise, it's a lot of dirt and rocks in the trail?
So I'm more inclined to go to Herculaneum than Vesuvius and perhaps, maybe not to Herculaneum at all to spend more time in Vesuvius.