Before we dive into this epic Positano honeymoon itinerary, I want to give you a HUGE congratulations.
If you’re reading this, it is likely that you are in the middle of wedding and honeymoon-planning chaos, which is so exciting, so busy and, also, so stressful.
I get it. I was in your exact position a little over six months ago.
So, I want to make your Positano honeymoon planning as easy and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions whatsoever about visiting Positano and the Amalfi Coast, comment below or DM me on Instagram. I respond to every question!
Now, here’s your ultimate Positano honeymoon itinerary, complete with where to stay, what to pack, what to do and more.
Is Amalfi Good For A Honeymoon?
The Amalfi Coast, particularly the city of Positano, is a perfect place to celebrate a honeymoon. Here, you’ll find coastal beaches, sunny weather, iconic European city aesthetic, both big and small town vibes, and even mountainous hiking.
In Positano, there is a little bit of everything.
This is precisely why the Amalfi Coast makes one of the best European honeymoon destinations. No matter what type of traveler you and your fiance identify with (beach vacationer, adventurer, etc.), there will be something for you both.
How Long Should An Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Be?
If you want to spend the entirety of your honeymoon only on the Amalfi Coast, plan for a seven-day trip including travel days. This will give you five full days to tour and relax on the Amalfi Coast.
Here are links to three different detailed Positano itineraries, depending on your desired trip length.
One day in Positano: One Day In Positano: The Perfect Day-Trip Itinerary
Three days in Positano: How To Spend 3 Days In Positano (Complete Itinerary)
Five days in Positano: Positano Itinerary: 5 Days In Positano, Italy (With Photos)
How To Get To Positano, Italy
You will likely fly into the FCO airport in Rome. Then, from FCO, you have a few transportation options to Positano and the Amalfi Coast:
- Rent a car. Honestly, I would not recommend this option. Between the car rental, expensive tolls, high gas prices and hassle of parking, I would avoid renting a car. It may seem like the least stressful option, but trust me when I say that it is not any less stressful than the following options. We rented a car for our trip, and we will not be doing it again next time. Trust me, you’ll save money and headaches.
- Hire a private driver. Hiring a private driver from FCO to Positano has many perks. First, you will save time (direct drive, no stops, no searching for parking). Second, you won’t have to carry your suitcases up and down Positano’s notorious cobblestone stairs because you will be dropped off right outside your hotel. And third, you won’t have to think twice about driving stick-shift in a tiny car alongside Italian drivers. The only downside to hiring a private driver is that it is the most costly option. Expect to pay a couple hundred euro per person.
- Take a train from FCO to Naples (Napoli), and then take a bus to Positano. This is by far the best option for transportation from FCO to Positano. Even though you will have to carry your luggage through train stations and bus stops, and even though it will take longer than a direct drive, it is by-far the most cost-effective and, therefore, popular alternative. We will be taking this route next time!
Where To Stay For Your Positano Honeymoon
Similarly, when it comes to where to stay on your Positano honeymoon, you have a few options.
Depending on your budget, you can stay a luxurious, celebrity hot-spot hotel like Le Sirenuse or Hotel Poseidon. These hotels will cost anywhere between $500-$1500 USD, depending on the season and demand.
If you’re on a budget but still want to experience an iconic Positano hotel with a balcony view, I highly recommend staying at Hotel Casa Albertina.
Hotel Casa Albertina, otherwise known as Albergo Casa Albertina in Italian, is an extremely affordable boutique hotel in Positano. Given the luxurious complimentary terrace breakfast buffet, iconic balcony-view rooms and overall fantastic culture of the hotel, Hotel Casa Albertina is ridiculously cheap — as low as $100 USD per night!
I have a full review of Hotel Casa Albertina here.
What To Pack For A Positano Honeymoon
When packing for your Positano honeymoon, you’ll definitely need:
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- A couple swimsuits.
- Nice outfits for dinners.
To make packing even easier, I have compiled a list of 17 Positano outfit ideas that will help you curate photogenic honeymoon outfits that fit in with the locals.
You can find the entire list here!
Positano Honeymoon Itinerary Must-Haves
Now for what to do! Here are seven things you absolutely need to do on your Positano honeymoon.
1. Relaxing Beach Day At Spiaggia Grande (Positano Honeymoon Itinerary)
Spiaggia Grande is the main beach in Positano. It’s also the beach with the view you probably think of every time you hear of the Amalfi Coast.
What media does not tell you about Spiaggia Grande, however, is that the majority of the beach is privately owned. All of the photos you see of the colorful blue chairs, striped umbrellas and beach-served food are operated by beach club resorts, meaning you have to pay a pretty penny to be there.
You can expect to pay 25 euro per person per day for a non-front-row chair and umbrella (front row costs 30 euro), which was definitely worth it for one relaxing honeymoon beach day.
Otherwise, there is a tiny strip of chair-less beach that is free to the public on the marina end of the beach. If you opt for the free public beach, plan to arrive by 10:00 a.m. to get a good spot.
2. Shopping On Viale Pasitea
Every corner of Positano is magazine cover material. Upon entry into Positano, you’re line of sight is flooded with pastel-colored buildings, shops, and boutique hotels.
Simply walking through these hilly streets is easily one of the most fun things to do in Positano, Italy. Via Pasitea is a fabulous street to start.
While you’re walking through the city, indulge in all of the locally owned clothing and souvenir shops. Nothing screams “a trip to the Amalfi Coast” like a new lemon-patterned sundress or polo.
Or, maybe lemon patterns and light beach linens aren’t your style? You can also find delicious lemon flavored candies (my favorite being the lemon white chocolate bars), t-shirts, fresh fruits, magnets and trendy Italian fedoras.
3. Indulging In All Of The Amazing Restaurants
In addition to lemons, the Amalfi Coast is famous for its mouth-watering fresh seafood dishes.
The seafood you will eat in Positano is caught the same morning. You can even watch (and smell) the fisherman bring in their daily harvests at the Spiaggia Grande marina every morning.
The 4 best restaurants in Positano for seafood and seafood pasta are:
- Ristorante Bruno (get the shrimp in lemon sauce, you can thank me later).
- Da Vincenzo (Michelin ranked restaurant loved by the locals).
- Buca di Bacco (the pasta scampi, per favore).
- Chez Black (located on the beach and decorated like a ship at sea, making it a tourist hotspot).
Not a fan of seafood? Try the romantic tenderloin for two from Covo dei Saraceni!
4. Vintage Car Photo Tour (Positano Honeymoon Itinerary)
Picture this: it’s a sunny afternoon, partly cloudy and the sea is glittering. You and your newlywed are sitting in the backseat of a red vintage Fiat with the ragtop down as you coast on the winding cliffside. Pedestrians “oo” and “ah” as you pass, and you can’t help but flash a Jay Gatsby smolder in return.
Sounds pretty on-par for the best things to do on your Positano honeymoon, doesn’t it?
Hiring a vintage classic car for a couple hours to take photos will definitely be a Positano honeymoon highlight. You can even hire a driver (our driver’s name was Paolo, naturally), so you don’t have to think twice about driving stick-shift through the hilly streets.
I suggest hiring through Positano Vintage Dream. It costs about 170 euro to cover the car rental, friendly driver and gas for two hours — very reasonable in my opinion. Highly recommend!
5. Arienzo Beach Club (Positano Honeymoon Itinerary)
If you’re looking for the iconic orange and white umbrellas and chairs in Positano, you won’t find them at Spiaggia Grande.
That particular Positano aesthetic is at Arienzo Beach Club, a private beach club only accessible by boat taxi. Sixty-five euro will get you the most basic club package that includes a basic last-row chair, food, the water taxi and more.
6. Day Trip To Amalfi Town (Positano Honeymoon Itinerary)
Positano, while located on the Amalfi Coast, is a whopping 50 minute boat ride to the actual town of Amalfi. (Yes, boat ride. No traffic, no tiny Italian roads, no pedestrians, and it still takes nearly an hour to get there.)
Luckily, many boating options to Amalfi are available from Positano. When you’re at Spiaggia Grande, you will see several tents where you can either rent a boat, go on a private boat tour or join a group tour.
I highly recommend Blue Star boat rentals, a family-owned and operated company. The owners are ridiculously nice, and the prices are very reasonable.
At only about 70 euro per person for a day-long group boat tour, you get to spend an entire day on a really nice boat, to swim off the boat into the clear turquoise Mediterranean, and, moreover, you get roundtrip transportation to an afternoon in Amalfi town.
7. Day Trip To Capri
Likewise, the Blue Star boating company also offer tours to Capri. It will likely cost a similar amount to the Amalfi group boat tour. And, like Amalfi, cheaper ferry tickets are also available from Positano, too.
Book boat tours and ferry tickets at least one day prior to your preferred boating date. The ticket tents open at 8:00 a.m. if you would like to be the first one there.
Pro tip: If you’re debating between a day trip to Capri versus a day trip to Amalfi, choose Capri!
How Much Does It Cost To Honeymoon In Amalfi Coast?
The cost of a honeymoon in Amalfi Coast really depends on the accommodations you choose, the activities you choose, the shopping you do and the food you eat. If you’re on a budget, you can easily do a week-long honeymoon in Amalfi Coast for under $4000 USD. Plus, there are other ways to make the trip even cheaper, such as using travel credit card points.
Here’s a modest breakdown of how much a honeymoon in Amalfi Coast costs:
- Flights and transportation to the Amalfi Coast: $1000 per person.
- Budget accommodations: $200 per night.
- Food: $100 per day.
- Optional activities: $500
Over your budget? There’s good news!
We only paid about $1500 for our Amalfi Coast honeymoon. We put all of our wedding expenses on travel credit cards, and booked our flights and hotel using those credit card points. I highly recommend going this route if you’re hoping to honeymoon in Positano on a budget.
I hope you have so much fun on your Positano honeymoon, and congratulations again!
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