8 days in Dubrovnik, Amalfi Coast & Rome Itinerary

8 days in Dubrovnik, Amalfi Coast & Rome Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Dominican Monastery. Get in touch with nature at Sveti Jakov Beach and Lokrum Island. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Boston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Dubrovnik. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Positano planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Dubrovnik to Positano takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Colle del Gianicolo and Colle Aventino will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Borghese and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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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.