4 Days in Amalfi Coast (Budget + Itinerary)

The Amalfi Coast is so beautiful. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would step foot in this town. It has always been at the top of my bucket list. When Jacob and I were planning our Europe trip, he said that he wanted to spend more time in Italy. He has always dreamt of seeing the iconic spots like the Colosseum and Duomo while all I wanted to see was the Amalfi Coast. We made sure that we got to fit both in our itinerary.

Four days was not enough to explore everything that the Amalfi Coast had to offer. We had to strategically choose the location of our hotel, transportation, tours and budget.

First, you have to decide where will your base will be. We chose Sorrento, which is not part of the Amalfi Coast, but it's just a short distance away. It's located in the middle and it has the best value for money. The Amalfi Coast is known to be very expensive. The hotels in Positano or Ravello would cost an arm and a leg. Sorrento was practical and since we decided not to rent a car, it has the most options for public transportation.

Getting around the towns wasn't easy because the roads are winding and very narrow. Jacob was too scared to drive there. The cars were bumper to bumper. We would use the hop on hop off bus as our way to get around. The other options are to rent a motorbike, take the public bus, or book a car service.

It was a given already that Amalfi wouldn't be cheap but we tried our best to save on some costs so we could splurge on what we loved- FOOD! Here's a breakdown of our expenses. This was for 5 days, 4 nights for 2 pax.
Next, we planned our itinerary as follows:

Day 1: Sorrento
 From Rome, we took the Flixbus to Naples.  It took over three hours. The ride was smooth and comfortable. There's WiFi in the bus!


Our hotel was Lemon Flats Sorrento. It's had a lemon farm in the garden and the most amazing view of the Sorrento Peninsula.
Streets of Sorrento
First meal in Sorrento: Seafood risotto

After touring the town, we spotted this enchanting patio in Excelsior Vittoria. This 5-star luxury hotel has a champagne bar and Terrazza Bosquet, a Michelin restaurant. We sat down for a couple of drinks before heading back to the hotel. 

Day 2: Positano
We woke up extra early because we were so excited to go to Positano. These photos don't do justice. It was one of those "PINCH ME!" moments.

Dining al fresco style

Cafe Positano

Day 3: Capri Islands
For our third day, we booked a semi-private tour around Capri to celebrate Jacob's birthday. There are a lot of tour companies offering different kinds of tours. I suggest you walk around and find one that suits you best. The ones I found online were more expensive and the descriptions were vague. It's better to talk to the tour operators face-to-face so you can ask as many questions as you want. Our tour around Capri was around Php5000/ head. They take you to the surrounding islands of Capri for two hours then they'll drop you in Capri after for some free time.

The famous Blue Grotto

With the birthday boy

Day 4: Amalfi
Our last full day was spent in Amalfi. This town was where you can find a number of Michelin restaurants. However, since we were there during off peak a lot of them were closed. The weather wasn't so great too as you can see from the photos it was very gloomy. Nonetheless, we still made the most out of it.

Jacob's birthday lunch at Eolo

Still in awe until now that I was able to see more of God's beautiful creation. If you're planning a trip to Italy, don't miss out on the Amalfi Coast!

No comments:

Post a Comment