Two days in Sorrento means you can explore the coastal Italian town and visit some of the surrounding sights. Plan ahead to maximize your time, prebook tickets for top attractions, and learn about Sorrento's culture and people. Here are your options.
Day 1: City Sights and Coastal Views
Morning: A hop-on hop-off bus tour is a convenient way to take in the central sights. Head to the hilltop Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi for a view of Capri Island, admire the Basilica of Sant’Antonino, and browse the shops along Corso Italia. Stop at Piazza Tasso for a coffee at a terrace cafe.
Afternoon: Join a food tasting tour and fill up on local specialties such as fried rice balls and limoncello, or take a cooking class and learn to make Italian gnocchi or gelato. Alternatively, stroll through Villa Comunale park and climb the steps down to Marina Grande, home to top Sorrento seafood restaurants.
Night: Continue sightseeing into the evening with a sunset cruise and enjoy stunning views as you sail around the Sorrento Peninsula. Perhaps cruise out to Capri Island for a night tour of the island’s beaches, enjoy an on-board dinner, or dive in for a swim in the Mediterranean.
Day 2: Explore the Amalfi Coast
Morning: Set out on a full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy’s most picturesque coastlines. Alternatively, take an express tour to UNESCO-listed Pompeii, and spend the morning exploring the ancient Roman ruins. Afterwards, return to Sorrento or pay a visit to Naples.
Afternoon: Stop at viewpoints along the Amalfi Coast for ocean views and visit three villages—Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Each village has its own character and offers cobbled streets, colorfully painted buildings, and handicrafts shops.
Night: Spend your final night in Sorrento enjoying traditional Italian entertainment. Book ahead of time to guarantee your experience, which might be an introduction to Italian opera with a performance by The Three Tenors or a Sorrento musical theater show.