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6 days on Amalfi Coast 8/2-7th, what’s the best base?

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6 days on Amalfi Coast 8/2-7th, what’s the best base?

We have two adventuresome teen boys looking to see and experience Amalfi Coast with us. We want to kayak, explore Hill towns, hire a boat and tour Capri, see historical sites, experience culture and eat a lot of good food! Not sure if we should do 2 days Sorrento, 2 days Capri, 2 days Positano or Amalfi? We do a lot of walking, are willing to hire a driver and welcome recommendations. Just wondering where we should stay?

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1. Re: 6 days on Amalfi Coast 8/2-7th, what’s the best base?

We did 1 night in Ravello, 2 nights in Positano, 2 nights Capri and 3 nights Sorrento .... a lot of moving but we travel very light. Staying a few nights in each allowed us to enjoy each of these special places in the evenings after the hordes of day trippers had departed. We rented a car in Salerno and drove the A.C. to Sorrento and then took the ferry to Capri, after dropping the car in Sorrento. For your itinerary, I would consider 3 nights in Positano and 3 in Capri.... Or 2 in Positano, 2 in Capri and 2 in Sorrento.

Edited: 09 June 2018, 20:41
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2. Re: 6 days on Amalfi Coast 8/2-7th, what’s the best base?

For this year? If so, your plans may well depend on what remains available for booking - it is the busiest month of the year.

I don't like moving accommodations for such a brief stay - others don't mind but every time you move, you can't get into your new accommodation until 2or 3 p.m. which is kind of a drag for short trip and in the high heat of August -

Read up more on the area, factor in the heat and huge crowds and then decide -

Have you found availability? Anyway with this plan you will have basically 1-1/2 days in each place - use the ferries when moving villages - (Sorrento is not on the Amalfi Coast as neither is Capri, obviously) - and it all takes longer than you think it will to move from place to place.

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3. Re: 6 days on Amalfi Coast 8/2-7th, what’s the best base?

Positano is the most logical choice for all days - you can do all the activities you list from there.

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