Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary

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A day devoted to Capri's highlights

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Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary

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A One Day Itinerary for Visiting Capri

Are you staying in Sorrento or Naples and want to organize a Capri day trip? Or perhaps your Italy cruise ship has dropped anchor for 24 hours in the Bay of Naples and you have limited time to explore? Then this itinerary is exactly what you need to see the best of Capri Italy in a quick day trip!

  • 9:00 a.m. - Capri Boat Tour and the Blue Grotto
  • 11:30 a.m.- Chairlift to the Top of Mount Solaro
  • 12:30 p.m. - Villa San Michele
  • 3:00 p.m. - In and Around Capri's Piazzetta
  • 5:00 p.m. - Return to the Port

Map of Marina Grande, the port of Capri

  • A note of caution: during the months of July and August, the heat and crowds can be oppressive and you may find this itinerary too strenuous. We suggest selecting the most interesting sights and activities ahead of time, but not trying to fit them into one day. On the warmest summer days, the best option is to visit La Piazzetta early in the morning or late in the afternoon, and spend the rest of the day out on the water or at the beach.

9:00 am

Try to arrive on Capri as early as possible and head first to the private jetty in Marina Grande, which is the departure point for boat tours to the Blue Grotto (on the same dock where most ferries from the mainland arrive). Purchase a ticket for the Capri boat tour including a visit to the Blue Grotto.
You can take either the complete circle tour, which includes the thrill of sailing through the arch in the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations, or the shorter tour, which only sails as far as the Blue Grotto and back. We suggest you opt for the full circle tour!

Capri Boat Tour and Visit to the Blue Grotto Capri

Duration: about 2 hours
Cost: about 18 euros
Entrance to Grotto: 14 euros
Buy your boat tour ticket online!

An Insider Tip

After visiting the Blue Grotto, ask the skipper to let you off at the stairs next to the grotto instead of taking the boat back to Marina Grande. Climb the stairs to the top and hop on the bus to Anacapri so you don't waste time in the long line at the bus terminal in Marina Grande.

11:30 am

Upon your return to Marina Grande, board a bus to Anacapri (a 20 minute ride). From here, take the chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro.

Monte Solaro Chairlift

Duration: 12 minutes
Cost: about 11 euros
Opening hours: March - October: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; November - February: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the summit of Monte Solaro you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Bays of Naples and Salerno around. From here you can descend the mountain slope by chairlift or on foot. If you decide to walk (around 30 minutes by foot), take a momento to visit the hermitage of Cetrella.

12:30 pm

You've probably worked up an appetite by now, so you can either stop for lunch in one of Anacapri's restaurants or just grab a quick snack and head straight to Villa San Michele, the house museum created by the 19th century Swedish writer and physician Axel Munthe, which boasts one of the island's most panoramic views.

Villa San Michele

Entrance: around 7 euros
Opening hours: from 09:00 am until 1 hour before sunset

3:00 pm

Take a bus to back down to Capri. Make sure you stop for a coffee or a refreshing drink in the buzzing Piazzetta

An espresso with table service in the Piazzetta costs around 4-5 euros ; glass of wine or beer up to around 10 euros.

After a de rigueur drink in the Piazzetta, stroll down Via Camerelle, famous for the luxury shops and designer fashion boutiques which line the street. When you've had your eye-fill of window shopping, contine along Via Tragara until reaching the breathtaking scenic overlook facing the Faraglioni rock formations.

Stop to take a few photos of the Faraglioni, then turn back along Via Tragara, retracing your steps. Instead of continuing on Via Camerelle, however, take the road uphill on the right (Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliano) until you come out on Via Fuorlovaldo and Via Le Botteghe. Once you find yourself in the Piazzetta, you can descend to the port by Funicular train and hop a hydrofoil back to the mainland!

All-inclusive day trip packages can be purchased online including a boat tour of the island, funicular and bus tickets, chairlift tickets, and lunch at a local restaurant: Capri Day Tour
Each Saturday and Sunday, group tours of Capri are offered:
Group Tour - Saturday
Group Tour - Sunday
In July and August, you can avoid the crowds and long lines by spending the day at sea and on the beach. Here's an all-inclusive package: boat tour + beach club pass + lunch at a waterfront restaurant.

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(Capri.com team)

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GOLD Day Trip Package

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Duration 8 hours

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Capri e Anacapri - Exclusive Day Tour

from € 500 Per group | Max 10 people

Duration 8 hours

  • The highlights of Capri and Anacapri
  • Boat tour of the island
  • Private guide
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Departure from: Capri

Island Boat Tour + Restaurant + Beach: All-inclusive

from € 280 For 2 people

Duration 2 hours

  • Sun loungers and umbrella reserved for the day, with a boat tour and lunch at a seaside restaurant.
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BASIC Day Trip Package

€ 60 per guest € 65 -8%

Duration 4 hours

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Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Most popular Verified

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Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

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Transport and Rental

Oasi Motor

Discover all of Capri on two wheels!

  1. Avoid public transportation's long lines and restrictive schedules
  2. On site, 24 assistance and a map of the island with the main sights and best routes
  3. Explore the entire island in complete freedom!
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Tel. +39 081 837 7138

Excursions by sea

Capri Relax Boats

Discover the sea surrounding Capri

  1. Discover Capri from the sea
  2. From traditional gozzi fishing boats to luxury speedboats
  3. Local, experienced skippers
Excellent (193)
Tel. +39 331 6084109

Guided tours

HP Travel

Discover the most famous sights on the Bay of Naples and around Mt. Vesuvius by land and sea!

Professional expertise
A wide variety of tours
Competitive prices!

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Tel. +39 0817772186

Excursions by sea

Capri Summer Tour

Private boat tours of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, perfect for families and couples!

An expert sea captain at the helm
Inflatable float toys for kids
Beverages on board all tours!

Tel. +39 3346161156

Guided tours

Nesea Capri Tour

Guided Walks and Itineraries around Capri

  • Visit the hidden corners of Capri
  • Founded by three young islanders with a deep love of Capri
  • A vast selection of scheduled events and walks (not just on Capri!)
Excellent (65)
Tel. +39 349 5290191

Guided tours

Capri Time Tours

Organized tours for the independent traveler

  1. Personalized tours for individuals, couples, and groups
  2. Walking tours and boat tours to discover the island by land or sea
  3. Day tours on the island or longer itineraries in the surrounding area
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Tel. +39 329 21 49 811
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