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Sorrento/Pompeii/Positano/Capri in 4 days in September

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Sorrento/Pompeii/Positano/Capri in 4 days in September

Hi,

My brother and I have four days between work trips to Milan and Paris and we really wanted to visit the south of Italy. However we've always been confused whether this would be possible in 3.5/4 days. On one of the forums I saw someone suggesting an itinerary wherein you make your base in Sorrento and do days trips to Pompeii, Amalfi and Positano and the last day to Capri. Is this realistically possible? Also would it make sense to stay all four days in Sorrento or two days in Sorrento and then two nights either in Positano or Capri? Any ideas/suggestions would be highly appreciated. We like old towns and the beaches mostly but Pompei looks like a brilliant place that we are keen to visit.

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1. Re: Sorrento/Pompeii/Positano/Capri in 4 days in September

With only four days best to just have a single base and Sorrento is the best for getting from and to places. If you have four nights in Sorrento your first day you could visit Pompeii by train, half day. Another day take ferry from Sorrento to Positano 10.30 and then to Amalfi returning by ferry to Sorrento. Your third day you could take the ferry to Capri for the day. Which leaves you to get to the airport the next day

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2. Re: Sorrento/Pompeii/Positano/Capri in 4 days in September

I agree with Love2roam_uk. Sorrento is the best base for a short visit, it is easy to get to Pompeii using the train which is regular and inexpensive. We visited Capri using the high speed crossing which runs 4 times a day. We left the port at 2:30 and returned at 6:45pm which gave us plenty of time on Capri and a morning relaxing. Be careful where you stop for drinks on Capri we were seriously overcharged for fruit juice on the front but had a really cheap Peroni when we got off the cable car at the top so shop around.

There are plenty of options for boat trips to Positano and Amalfi from Sorrento port, you can also use the local bus service which is also good value for money. It does get busy but we just hung back and waited, and the guy at the bus station made sure we were at the front of the queue for a seat on the next bus. We hopped off at Positano for a couple of hours then went onto Amalfi. A few Sorrento locals said Ravello is nicer than Amalfi but this is a little further on from Amalfi and you need to change buses so we will do that another time, but is maybe worth a visit too.

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3. Re: Sorrento/Pompeii/Positano/Capri in 4 days in September

Totally agree with the posters. Explore beautiful Sorrento too. Some wonderful hotels and great restaurants.

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4. Re: Sorrento/Pompeii/Positano/Capri in 4 days in September

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