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Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

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Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

Hi,

I am visiting Napoli in August and want to cover all 4 of these places in day trips.

1. What is the CHEAPEST way to get to each of these from Napoli? Also, what'll the cost be?

2. Is there some pass which will make all this travel cheaper?

3. I know Pompeii/Herculaneum can be covered in one day, but can Mount Vesuvius be covered in either of the 2 day trips (Pompeii/Herculaneum or Capri)?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

I have spent weeks in Pompeii and still not seen it all, Whereas you can do Herculanium in under 3 1/2 hrs and you can combine that with a trip up to Vesuvius which most tour company's do, Capri will require a day on it's own by Hydrofoil or ferry. Pompeii you can do as a day trip on it's own by train.

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2. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

The mighty Circumvesuviana railway is a commuter system connecting Napoli Centrale station to Ercolano station (~ 30 minutes) and to Pompeii Scavi station about 15 minutes farther from Ercolano. Fare is cheap, trains are often. A short walk from the Ercolano stop is the Herculanium ruins. Shuttle buses/vans leave to the top of Vesuvius right from the Ercolano stop.

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3. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

Getting from Naples Centrale to Pompeii and/or Herculaneum is quite easy, this is from the Top Questions to the right: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187785-c125362/Naple…

From Naples port Beverello, the hydrofoil is 17 Euro and takes about an hour to Capri.

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4. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

Thanks guys. Your suggestions will help a lot.

One question though...I have exactly 3 full days in Naples.

One day for Capri.

One day for Naples city.

Can I possibly squeeze Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius in the third day?

Or assuming I'm definitely covering Vesuvius, is it a given that I'll need to choose either Pompeii or Herculaneum?

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5. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

Personally I think for a first visit Herculanium is more interesting and is better preserved than Pompeii and is relativity easy to combine with Vesuvius. I would give Pompeii a miss. While in Naples go to the Nat Museum when you can see all the artifacts of any significance from both sites on display.

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6. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

If you still have flexible plans I would say, day one, stay in Naples, visit Naples.

Day two visit Ercolano and Vesuvius. (from Naples)

Day three, check out of hotel, travel to Pompeii--luggage storage on sight. Spend day there. Travel to Sorrento and take ferry to Capri. Spend the night in Capri.

Spend the next morning in Capri, depart for ??

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7. Re: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Mount Vesuvius

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