11 days in Greece, Sorrento & Positano Itinerary

11 days in Greece, Sorrento & Positano Itinerary

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Drive
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night

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Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea, contemplate the long history of Lupanar, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then steep yourself in history at Forum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento vacation planner.

Naples to Sorrento is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You will leave for Positano on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fornillo, then surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Positano holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Sorrento to Positano in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Mykonos Town takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Positano to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Santorini Sailing and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally stop by Eponymo.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira online road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then stop by Kerannymi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nautilus Dive Center and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Athens journey maker.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.