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Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary

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A day devoted to Capri's highlights

Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary
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A One Day Itinerary for Visiting Capri from Morning to Evening

Are you planning a day trip to Capri Italy, arriving in the morning and leaving the evening of the same day? We've put together this insider's itinerary of Capri island to help you plan the perfect day and visit the most important sights on a tight schedule.

We strongly recommend planning at least one overnight stay, but if you just can't fit it in, follow our 8-hour tour for the best of the island...but come back for a longer stay next time!

Shore excursions from Cruise Ships
If your ship is docked in the Naples port, you can easily organize a day on Capri independently. The pier used by cruise ships is quite near Molo Beverello, where hydrofoils headed to Capri depart (view the map of the Naples port). Once on Capri, it's very simple to get around by yourself.

A tip: during the high season months of July and August, Capri gets quite crowded and there can be long lines to board the hydrofoils and buses. We recommend purchasing a roundtrip ticket in the morning for the hydrofoil to save time on the return trip, and to plan your itinerary carefully, as the temperatures can soar during those months and you won't want to have to do too much walking.

Download and print the map of Capri

9:00 a.m. - Capri Boat Tour and the Blue Grotto

Try to reach Capri as early as you can in the morning to beat the crowds (see here for the schedules and prices of ferries to Capri Italy). If you are interested in visiting the Blue Grotto, we suggest to do so first thing in the morning. At the Marina Grande port, you will find ticket offices for the Motoscafisti di Capri and Laser boat tour companies, which offer Capri island boat tours with a stop at the Blue Grotto.

  • Ticket price: 18 euros a person + 14 euros separate ticket for the Blue Grotto
  • Duration: about 2 hours

Purchase your Capri boat tour ticket online
Visiting the Blue Grotto Capri

An Insider Tip

After visiting the Blue Grotto, instead of taking the boat back to Marina Grande, ask the skipper to let you off at the stairs which go up the cliffside next to the grotto. At the top of the stairs, you can hop on the bus to Anacapri and avoid the long queue at the bus terminal in Marina Grande.

11:30 a.m.- Chairlift to the Top of Mount Solaro

From Marina Grande, take the bus to Anacapri (check the timetable). Get off at Piazza Vittoria (this is the main stop and will be announced by the driver) and take the chairlift to Mount Solaro, the highest point on the island with breathtaking views.

  • Chairlift ticket price: 11 euros roundtrip, 8 euros one way.

From here, you can either descend to the center of Capri, or stop at Anacapri to visit Villa San Michele.

12:30 p.m. - Villa San Michele

From the chairlift, take Via Capodimonte to the home and museum of Axel Munthe.

  • Ticket price: 7 euros

Visiting Villa San Michele

From Piazza Vittoria, take the bus to Capri. If there is a long queue to board, walk down Viale Tommaso de Tommaso a few blocks in the direction from which the bus arrives, and board at one of the much less crowded stops before the Piazza.

3:00 p.m. - In and Around Capri's Piazzetta

The bus will leave you just a few meters from Capri's famous Piazzetta; you can stop for lunch in one of the restaurants in the town center or opt for a quick snack at a bar and continue your visit. From the Piazzetta, walk down Via Vittorio Emanuele to the Quisisana hotel. Continue downhill, turning right into the Gardens of Augustus. Here you can enjoy the sweeping view over Marina Piccola, Via Krupp, and the Faraglioni rock formations.

After snapping a few pictures, retrace your steps to the Quisisana and continue along Via Camerelle, lined with chic luxury boutiques. At the end of the road, if you have any energy left, you can follow Via Tragara to the Belvedere overlook facing the dramatic Faraglioni. Otherwise, take Via Fuorlovado and Via Le Botteghe back, checking out the design shops along the way.

Capri island map

5:00 p.m. - Return to the Port

Once you return to the Piazzetta, take the short funicular ride back to the port.

You can purchase an all-inclusive day trip package online that includes a boat tour of the island, funicular tickets, bus and chairlift tickets, and lunch at a local restaurant: Capri Day Tour
Saturday and Sunday, you can join a group tour of Capri:
Group Tour - Saturday
Group Tour - Sunday
In the summer months, avoiding the crowds and long lines by spending the day on the beach or at sea is a great idea. Here's an all-inclusive package with a boat tour + beach club pass + restaurant lunch on the water's edge.

Helpful information to organize a Capri day trip

Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 € 18 -6% per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017! - GOLD Day Trip Package Pick

Guided tours

GOLD Day Trip Package

An all-inclusive day trip on Capri, perfect for those coming in the morning and leaving in the evening who don't want to miss a thing!

By Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017!

€ 78 per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017! - BASIC Day Trip Package Pick

Guided tours

BASIC Day Trip Package

All the best of Capri in just half a day. This tour includes a boat tour of the island, lunch, transportation to and from the Piazzetta by funicular, the local island rail car.

By Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017!

€ 57 per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 € 18 -6% per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017! - GOLD Day Trip Package Pick

Guided tours

GOLD Day Trip Package

An all-inclusive day trip on Capri, perfect for those coming in the morning and leaving in the evening who don't want to miss a thing!

By Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017!

€ 78 per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017! - BASIC Day Trip Package Pick

Guided tours

BASIC Day Trip Package

All the best of Capri in just half a day. This tour includes a boat tour of the island, lunch, transportation to and from the Piazzetta by funicular, the local island rail car.

By Capri Day Tour - NEW 2017!

€ 57 per guest

(Terms and conditions)

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Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 € 18 -6% per guest
Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

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Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

Book online to reserve your scooter for your day on Capri!
Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on.
From 10am to 4pm: visit Capri while skipping the long lines and waits for public transportation...at an excellent price.

By Oasi Motor

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Discover Capri by gozzo boat "Fratelli Aprea 7.80"

Do you really want to enjoy the blue sea of Capri?
The best option is to book a private boat to sail around the island!
With its discreet charm the "Fratelli Aprea 7.80 open cruise" is the model that more than others represents the tradition and the classic line of Gozzo Sorrentino.

By Capri Relax Boats

from € 160 Per boat. Up to 7 persons.

Andrea Albanese

(Amministratore Unico)

Blue Sea Capri - The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri Pick

Excursions by sea

The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri

A sail around the coastline of Capri on board a traditional gozzo boat is the best way to see the beauty of Capri - including the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, the lighthouse, the Blue Grotto (upon request) - and even stop for a swim in the sea off the coast.
Duration: 2.15 hours

By Blue Sea Capri

from € 130 € 150 -13% per boat

Marcello

(Sailor)

Capri Boat Service - Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo Pick

Excursions by sea

Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

This is not your usual boat tour of Capri! Indulge in a touch of luxury on board our traditional lancia or gozzo 7.8 m "Fratelli Aprea" boats, and begin your day at sea with a spumante toast in crystal flutes and fresh strawberries!

By Capri Boat Service

from € 170 € 180 -6% max 7 passengers

Danilo, Marco e Pierpaolo

(Proprietari)

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Camilla

(ItalyTraveller Copywriter&Editor)

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