How to Spend 2 Days in Positano
Two days in Positano give you enough time to explore the coastal town, sample local cuisine, and soak up the scenery along the Amalfi Coast. Plan ahead and book tours and tickets in advance to maximize your time. Here’s how to spend two days in Positano.
Day 1: Sightseeing & Sunset Cruise
Morning: The best way to discover Positano’s cobbled lanes and brightly-painted buildings is on foot; a walking tour takes you to the best viewpoints and offers cultural insight you may otherwise miss. Most tours stop at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and give you time to browse boutique shops, art galleries, and cafés.
Afternoon: Join a food tasting tour to sample local specialties such as ndunderi (a local variety of gnocchi) and delizia al limone, a dessert made with lemons from the Sorrento Peninsula. Alternatively, book a wine tasting tour to sample the region’s renowned Tramonti wine; don’t forget to pick up a bottle of limoncello (lemon liqueur) as a souvenir.
Night: The best views of Positano, Amalfi, and the Li Galli islands are undoubtedly from the water, so set sail on an evening cruise along the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast. Watch the sunset with a glass of champagne on a romantic private tour or join a catamaran cruise.
Day 2: Explore the Amalfi Coast
Morning: Half-day Amalfi Coast tours are popular with visitors who want to avoid the stress of car hire, and tend to cover the villages of Ravello and Amalfi. Alternatively, adventurous travellers can walk along coastal cliffs on the Path of the Gods on a half-day hiking tour.
Afternoon: Back in Positano, spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach. Spiaggia Grande beach is the most popular, but boats run regularly to the less-crowded Laurito Beach, where you can rent a paddleboard or kayak, or just enjoy swimming and sunbathing.
Night: Party the night away at the most famous nightclub on the Amalfi Coast—Music On The Rocks. Built into coastal cliffs and looking out over Spiaggia Grande beach, it’s an atmospheric spot to drink, dance, and toast your final night in Positano.