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Our Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Itinerary

Our Amalfi Coast honeymoon was a dream. We spent three nights in Capri and five nights in Positano in mid October. It was warm but not too hot, we were able to lay out almost every day, and it was a lot less crowded than it would be during peak season. The Amalfi coast is the most perfect place. From hotels and restaurants to things to see and do, here’s a full recap of our Amalfi Coast honeymoon!

Our Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Itinerary

It was the perfect time to visit

The weather was incredible although it was unseasonably warm. We expected a few beach days, but were able to lay out daily.  I’d recommend going just a few weeks earlier to guarantee great weather, but always prefer traveling outside of peak travel season. It’s a very popular destination with panoramic views. The blue sea is gorgeous and the local cuisine is amazing. I cannot say enough good things about Italy’s Amalfi Coast for a honeymoon destiation. 

Planning our trip

This was by far our best-planned trip thanks to The Local Foreigner who planned my sister-in-law’s honeymoon (which looked and sounded perfect). We’re terrible planners and wanted this trip to be really special. After having us fill out a questionnaire, they put together the most amazing itinerary for us. The process was great. We included what we liked doing, how we like to travel (tours vs just wandering) and what we wanted to spend on activities. In the end, we might have required less planning than most since outside of the boat in Capri island. We just needed hotel and restaurant recommendations. Brooke gave us a list of hotels to choose from, recommend restaurants, and things to see and do. We chose what worked best for us and The Local Foreigner scheduled everything. 

October 11-13 at Capri Tiberio Palace

This hotel was beautiful, central to the (small) town, and had the best (free) breakfast I’ve ever had anywhere. It’s an incredible five-star hotel and one of the best honeymoon hotels in one of the most beautiful places in the world.


*We flew into Naples and had a drive pick us up and take us to a ferry, which we took to Capri.

What to eat and do

Dinner at Da Gelsomina:

A vineyard & restaurant really high up with the prettiest view. We took a cab to anacapri and then the restaurant’s shuttle to get there, but it was well worth it. The views of the sea were amazing! 

Il Riccio beach club & restaurant

Beach clubs are one of the best things about the Amalfi coast. They’re great for a laying out, lunch, and spritzes. We loved this place! 

Drinks at JK Place: 

The Local Foreigner recommended JK Place as a possible hotel option (It’s gorgeous so I understand why) but it it’s also really expensive, so we opted to visit for drinks.If you want to splurge, go for it, but we really loved our hotel (which was a lot less).

Dinner at Da Paolino: 

We had the most amazing pasta and wine under beautiful lemon trees. It’s a gorgeous outdoor dining room. We loved it. 

Chairlift to Monte Solaro: 

I am not a fan of heights and had no idea how long the ride would be, but I was a few spritzes in and went with it. It also got really chilly so I was freezing, but overall, was worth it. There’s a great view at the top and there were tons of cats up there! I really love cats.

Boat Tour around Capri: 

I highly recommend a private boat tour. I don’t have more details about the boat because Local Foreigner booked this for us, but it was the best experience. We had a private guide toured the Blue Grotto, The Faraglioni rocks, took a dip in the mediterranean sea, and the best part –  La Fontelina beach club. It would be packed during high season, but was perfect early October. All the 1950’s & 60’s movie stars & jet setters went here – Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Slim Aarons. We laid out, enjoyed more spritzes (let’s just assume those were a part of every experience) and had lunch. Loved it!


Positano

*We took a ferry from Capri to Positano

October 13-17 at Villa Treville

This hotel was a splurge, but it was well worth it. A 5 minute (free) boat ride to the beach, and it had the best views of the city. The service, food, and rooms were incredible, and the property was gorgeous. 

What to eat and do

Tre Sorelle near the beach / docks

Ristorante Max

La Tagliata:

This restaurant is high up on the mountain with the music and TONS of food. I’d recommend going for lunch to enjoy the views though.

Beach day!

We planned for two beach / laying out days. Nothing beats laying out with a spritz!

Day trip to Sorrento:

We took a few day trips and this was a favorite. Just board the fairy from Positano to Sorrento, walked around, and had the best lunch at Inn Bufalino. It’s one of the most charming towns I’ve been to. 

Day trip to Amalfi & Ravello:

We enjoyed aperitivo on the terrace at Palazzo Avino (gorgeous views!), lunch at Cumpa Cosimo (the most charming little spot run by locals), and walked the gardens at Villa Cimbrone & Villa Rufolo. And again, so many cats.