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Capri Day Trip - A One Day Itinerary


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 + 13 euros separate ticket for the Blue Grotto
  • Duration: about 2 hours

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

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.

Helpful information to organize a Capri day trip

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