With two days on Capri, you can enjoy all the island has to offer and still have time to take in nearby mainland highlights such as the resort town of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, home to colorful Positano, historic Amalfi, and scenic Ravello. Here are your options for two seafaring days on Capri.
Day 1: Capri by Land and Sea
Morning: Ferries deposit tens of thousands of day-trippers on tiny Capri each summer day, so opt for a morning at sea to avoid the chaos. Private and group boat tours last from a few hours to all day and depart from Marina Grande on the island and the ports of Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast on the mainland.
Afternoon: Capri has plenty to discover by land once the tourists start heading back to the mainland. Walking tours of Capri town cover the piazzetta, Gardens of Augustus, and the Charterhouse of San Giacomo; Anacapri tours take in the view from Mt. Solaro and Villa San Michele. History buffs can visit the island’s Roman ruins, and foodies can have fun with a cooking or gelato class.
Night: By far the most beautiful hours of the day on Capri are after sunset. The VIPs leave their yachts to gather for a cocktail in the piazzetta or dine at a table overlooking the Mediterranean in one of the waterfront restaurants, and you can join them or, better yet, leave the bustling social scene behind and opt instead for a private sunset sail with a prosecco toast.
Day 2: The Amalfi Coast
Morning: Capri is just a short sail from Italy’s southern coastline, specifically the dazzling stretch known as the Amalfi Coast. Join a private or group boat tour to the Amalfi Coast to take in its highlights, including Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Full-day tours generally include stops to explore by land and to swim along the coast.
Afternoon: You can also opt for an Amalfi Coast tour by land via Sorrento, taking time to tour this bustling resort town before your ferry back to the island. Browse the artisan shops in the historic center, take in the view from the scenic terrace, and settle in for a drink in the main Piazza Tasso.
Night: Savor every moment of your final evening on Capri by fully embracing its la dolce vita atmosphere. Linger over the traditional predinner cocktail in the piazzetta or waterfront dinner along the coastline, dance the night away at a local taverna nightclub, or wander the lanes of Capri town to admire the dazzling designer boutiques.