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Day Trip from Naples – Corriodor for Southern Italy

Naples, the city is famously known for the origin of Pizzas and rich Italian cuisines. However, apart from being heaven for foodies, Naples has a lot of interesting tourist attractions in and around the city. Ranging from historical ruins of Pompeii to Capri lands, a day trip from Naples has it all. So, let us explore the best of the destinations convenient for a day trip from Naples.

Day Trip from Naples
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Naples the third-largest city in Italy is a corridor for south Italy. It forms a good base to explore the southern Italian countryside and the beautiful Italian islands. Naples is also well-connected to all major cities through robust public transportation. City, in general, is always lively and buzzing with tourists.

Day Trip from Naples

  • Rome
  • Pompeii
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Positano
  • Capri Islands
  • Sorrento


The capital of Italy is just an hour away from Naples. Rome is one of the must-visit cities in Italy and also an ideal destination if you are looking for a day trip from Naples. Rome is home to the iconic monuments and architectural marvels. Colosseum, Spanish steps and Tervi fountains are few major attractions one should visit in Rome. A visit to Rome is never complete without exploring the impressive galleries and Basilicas of Vatican City. The Vatican is also the smallest country in the world and has its own jurisdiction.

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Every corner is Rome flaunts richness of Italian history and culture. Rome gives us a glimpse of one of the largest civilisations – Roman Empire the ruled Europe for ages. The best way to explore Rome is through self-exploration at your own pace. However, you can take up a guided tour for selected monuments like Colosseum and Vatican gardens that have a rich history.


Pompeii is an artistic destination and can be truly enjoyed only if you are history buff. The city has been struck by catastrophe more than a couple of times. It situated close to Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano site in entire Europe. Pompeii ran into ashes in 79 A.D following a major volcanic outbreak, however, Italy has managed to preserve and rebuild Pompeii thanks to several restorations projects in 18th century. Post these restorations projects Pompeii has witnessed a surge in tourists inflow and the graph has always shown an upward trend from the past decade.

Pompeii is famous for its archaeological sites and Pantheons. It is just an hour away from Naples. Best to explore Pompeii is through guided tours, you can either book a guided tour from Naples that take care of transportation or you travel to Pompeii and hire a guide on the spot which turns out to be economical.

Amalfi Coast

One of the best day trip from Naples to enjoy the Italian countryside. Amalfi coast is known for its scenic drives, beautiful villages and stunning landscapes. Moreover, the Amalfi coast has been preferred location for shoots of many Hollywood and Bollywood movies as well. The best possible way to enjoy Amalfi is by hiring a self-drive and explore all the villages alongside the twist and turns of the scenic SS. 163 road.

Amalfi Coast
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However, exploring Amalfi on your own through Public transportation might be a cumbersome as you will need to changes buses on regular intervals. So, if you are not comfortable with self-driving or if you don’t have an IDP, it is better to take a guided tour from Naples or stay in Amalfi for a couple of days.

Capri Islands

Capri Islands is one of the hidden gems in southern Italy. If you are looking for a break from glorious Italian architecture and just want to enjoy the Mediterranean Beach and bask under the sun, then Capri islands is a good destination to consider. The town is lively with a buzzing nightlife and beachside parties. However, the major attraction of Capri is the Grottos and the Faraglioni. Grottos are caves with a small opening and can be accessed only through Dinges. The reflection of sunlight from cave walls results in illusionary glowing water. if you are feeling adventures, you can take a swim in these waters under the supervision of the tour guide.

Capri is one of the top destinations to consider for a day trip from Naples. however, it may not be ideal if you want to explore on your own since it involves travelling to port that might take a couple of hours if you travel by public transportation. Hence to avoid these hassles it is better to book a guided tour from Naples.


Positano is a charming village set on the Amalfi coast. Blessed with amazing sceneries, cliffside views, Positano is a good place to be if you are looking spend time in the laps of nature away from the hustle-bustle of the city life. The village has good shopping centres as well if you looking for typical Italian style clothes and sandals. The quaint romantic will surely add more wonderful moments to your Italian vacation.


Sorrento is a small town on the south-west coast of Italy. The town promises sweeping views of the Mediterranean sea. A day trip from Naples to Sorrento is ideal for tourist looking to enjoy the Mediterranean but doesn’t want to travel for long to visit Amalfi or Capri. Set of the tip of Peninsula, the town is known for its medieval streets and unique cultural relics like poppet shows and other art forms. It is a good destination to wander around and enjoy the Mediterranean beaches.

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Regular public transportation is available almost once in every half an hour from Naples. hence, commuting shouldn’t be a problem.

These are just a few handpicked destination for a day trip from Naples. Naples also boasts unique destinations like Ischia Island, Procida Island, Paestum that are a good option to consider for a day trip from Naples. If you find this article useful and need assistance in planning your Italy vacation, log on to Pickyoutrail and check-out their Italy packages page. however, if you want to plan an entirely customised itinerary reach to us on Whatsapp.

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